Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Pula, Croatia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 2.2 km
Ascend 51 m
Descend 55 m

Explore Pula in Croatia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Pula

Sight 1: Pula Amphitheatre

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Pula AmphitheatreJeroen Komen from Utrecht, Netherlands / CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

Wikipedia: Pula Arena (EN)

329 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Borcima narodnooslobodilačke borbe i žrtvama fašizma 1941-1945

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The Revolt of the Croats in Villefranche de Rouergue is a sculpture by the academic sculptor Vanja Radauš.

Wikipedia: Pobuna Hrvata u mjestu Villefranche de Rouergue (HR)

259 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Roman Twin gates

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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.

Wikipedia: Porta Gemina (EN)

217 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Malo rimsko kazalište

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A 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.

Wikipedia: Malo rimsko kazalište u Puli (HR)

130 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria

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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.

Wikipedia: Povijesni i pomorski muzej Istre (HR), Website

385 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Arch of the Sergi

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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.

Wikipedia: Arch of the Sergii (EN)

542 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: Temple of Augustus

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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.

Wikipedia: Temple of Augustus (Pula) (EN)

353 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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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.

Wikipedia: Pula Cathedral (EN)


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