Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Pula, Croatia


Churches & Art
Water & Wind
Heritage & Space
Paid Tours & Activities

Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 2 km
Ascend 37 m
Descend 34 m

Experience Pula in Croatia in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in PulaIndividual Sights in Pula

Sight 1: crkva Gospe od Mora

Show sight on map
crkva Gospe od Mora Andrija1234567

The Naval Church in Pula was built on the hill of St. Polycarp in Pula at the end of the 19th century. Specifically, construction began in 1891, and the church was completed in 1898. The style of construction is a mixture of neo-Byzantine and neo-romanticism, and three architects left their mark on the church: Friedrich von Schmidt, Victor Lunz and Natale Tommasi. The latter was from the vicinity of Trento, and in 1890 he also designed the building of the State German Gymnasium in Pula and the parish church of St. Agnes in Medulin.

Wikipedia: Mornarička crkva u Puli (HR)

479 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: Naval Park

Show sight on map

The Naval Park in Pula is the oldest city park in Pula, built in 1863. It was created with the development of the Pula district of St. Polycarp as the first planned city park. The park, like other parks in Pula that was created later, is arranged in the style of park architecture that prevailed in the second half of the 19th century: it abounds in exotics located on islands surrounded by free-form hiking trails, with the main emphasis on the central roundel with the monument to Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, and smaller accents in the form of two sideways fountains. It has been preserved in its original size, like most of Pula's city parks from that period. Over time, however, there were changes in the layout of the trails and the number of plant species was reduced because many exotics did not adapt to the climatic conditions or were replaced by cheaper indigenous and domesticated species as worn-out. The park covers 12,000 square meters, of which 4,700 square meters are under paths, and the rest is covered with plant cover.

Wikipedia: Mornarički park u Puli (HR)

1038 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 3: Arch of the Sergi

Show sight on map

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)

385 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria

Show sight on map
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, it has housed the 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

130 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Malo rimsko kazalište

Show sight on map

The Small Roman Theatre in Pula was probably built in the 1st century on the eastern slope of the Pula hill at the foot of the old Castrum. It occupied a much larger area than what is visible today, because archaeological research has not been fully completed.

Wikipedia: Malo rimsko kazalište u Puli (HR)


Spread the word! Share this page with your friends and family.

Disclaimer Please be aware of your surroundings and do not enter private property. We are not liable for any damages that occur during the tours.

GPX-Download For navigation apps and GPS devices you can download the tour as a GPX file.