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Explore interesting sights in Pula, Croatia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Pula, Croatia.Sightseeing Tours in Pula
1. Temple of Augustus
The Temple of Augustus is a well-preserved Roman temple in the city of Pula, Croatia. Dedicated to the first Roman emperor, Augustus, it was probably built during the emperor's lifetime at some point between 27 BC and his death in AD 14. It was built on a podium with a tetrastyle prostyle porch of Corinthian columns and measures about 8 by 17.3 m, and 14 m (46 ft) high. The richly decorated frieze is similar to that of a somewhat larger and more recent temple, the Maison Carrée in Nîmes, France. These two temples are considered the two best complete Roman monuments outside Italy.
2. Naval Park
The Naval Park in Pula is the oldest city park in Pula built in 1863. It was created with the development of Pula's St. Polycarp district as the first planned city park. The park, like the subsequently created other parks in Pula, is decorated in the style of park architecture that prevailed in the second half of the 19th century: it abounds in exotics arranged on islands surrounded by free-forming hiking trails with the main emphasis on the central rondela with the monument to Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, and smaller accents in the form of two laterally placed fountains. It is preserved in its original size like most of Pula's city parks from that period. Over time, however, there have been changes in the schedule of trails and the number of plant species has been reduced because many exotics have not adapted to climatic conditions or have been replaced as worn out by cheaper indigenous and domesticated species. The park covers an area of 12,000 square meters, of which 4,700 square meters are under the trails, and the rest is covered by plant cover.
3. Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Pula Cathedral or fully the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a co-cathedral in Pula, Croatia. Along with the Euphrasian Basilica it is one of the two official seats of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Poreč and Pula. The church is located on the south side of the Pula bay at the foot of the hill with the 17th century Venetian fort. The site of the present-day church has been used for religious worship since ancient Roman times and the first Christian churches on the site were built in the late 4th and early 5th century AD. These had gone through a series of enlargements and reconstructions over the ages.
4. crkva Gospe od Mora
The Naval Church in Pula was built on the hill Sveti Polikarp in Pula at the end of the 19th century. More specifically, construction began in 1891 and the church was completed in 1898. The construction style is a mixture of Neo-Byzantism and Neo-Romance, and three architects left their mark on the church: Friedrich von Schmidt, Victor Lunz and Natale Tommasi. The latter was from the vicinity of Trent and in 1890 he designed the building of the State German Gymnasium in Pula and the parish church of St. Agnes in Medulin.
5. Arch of the Sergi
Arch of the Sergii is an Ancient Roman triumphal arch located in Pula, Croatia. The arch commemorates three members of the Sergii family, specifically Lucius Sergius Lepidus, a tribune serving in the twenty-ninth legion that participated in the Battle of Actium and disbanded in 27 BC. This suggests an approximate date of construction: 29–27 BC. The arch stood behind the original naval gate of the early Roman colony. The Sergii were a powerful family of officials in the colony and retained their power for centuries.
6. Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria
The Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria is located on the highest hill in Pula, at an altitude of 32.4 meters, between the sea and the hills of the Arena, Zara and St. Michael, in an adapted Venetian fortress. Since 1961, there are working and exhibition rooms of the Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria, which was founded on December 31, 1955 as the Museum of the Revolution.
7. Pula Amphitheatre
The Pula Arena is a Roman amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. It is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers entirely preserved. It was constructed between 27 BC and AD 68, and is among the world's six largest surviving Roman arenas. The arena is also the country's best-preserved ancient monument.
8. Malo rimsko kazalište
The small Roman theatre in Pula was probably built in the 1st century on the eastern slope of pula's hill at the foot of old Castrum. It occupied a much larger area than the one visible today, because archaeological research was not completed until the end.
9. Roman Twin gates
The Dvojna vrata is a Roman city gate located in Pula, Croatia. It was built during the late 2nd century. Porta Gemina is a double arched gate. It was one of the ten city gates of Pula, standing at the north side of the capitol.
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