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Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre) Tours

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Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre)
Built under the reign of Emperor Vespasian between 27 BC and AD 67—around the same time as Rome’s Colosseum—Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre) is one of the largest Roman amphitheaters in the world. Today, it’s the best-preserved ancient monument in Croatia and is still used as a performance venue that accommodates up to 20,000 spectators.

The Basics
Explore the remains of the Pula Arena independently or on a tour that delves deeper into the history of the landmark. Walk across the vast stage, where gladiator fights and knights’ tournaments once took place; climb into galleries where Roman spectators sat; and peek into underground passageways that were once used by the gladiators and are now home to an exhibition on viticulture and olive oil production.

The amphitheatre is still in use as a venue; it hosts outdoor performances such as operas, films, equestrian festivals, and concerts during the summer months. Most impressive is the Spectacula Antiqua, a dramatic Roman gladiator-inspired show.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre) is a must-visit attraction for history buffs.
  • There’s an admission fee to visit the arena; tickets for shows and concerts must be booked in advance.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that are suitable for walking over uneven ground and up steps.
  • Audio guides are available in multiple languages including English.
  • Some parts of the archaeological site are wheelchair-accessible, but steps and uneven ground mean that it’s not possible to fully explore the amphitheater.

How to Get There
Pula Arena is located just outside of Pula’s old city walls along Via Flavia. It’s easy to reach the arena on foot; it’s a 10-minute walk from central attractions such as the Venetian Fortress. Alternatively, hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses stop right outside.

When to Get There

Pula Arena is open daily year-round, from 9am-5pm in the winter months, and 8am-8pm or 11pm in the summer months. Concerts and shows are held on select evenings from mid-June to early September.

Historic Highlights of Pula
As a strategic port town along the Istrian Peninsula, Pula was occupied by the Romans, Venetians, and Austro-Hungarian empire; vestiges of its rich history are scattered throughout the city. After visiting the Pula Arena, don’t miss the Roman-era Arch of the Sergii, which dates back to 30 BC; the Gate of Hercules; and the 2000-year-old Temple of Augustus, which stands on Forum Square. There’s also the Kastel, a Venetian Fortress from the 17th century; an Austro-Hungarian-era fort by the harbor; and the city’s Archaeological Museum, home to artifacts dating back to the Stone Age.
Address: Flavijevska ul., Pula 52100, Croatia
Admission: Varies
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Pula

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Great arena if a little pricey
Claire_F
, Jul 2020
Had to queue up to enter but voucher was exchanged easily for entry tickets. Great arena if a little pricey
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Pula Arena
ColB266
, Jul 2019
The arena was excellent. Well worth a visit and the pre-booked tickets made the whole thing simple. Exchanged the voucher for admission tickets at entry without any bother.
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prima & zuverlässig über Viator abgewickelt
Staxmo
, Oct 2019
die Arena in Pula ein MUSS für jeden Reisenden in den Nordwesten von Istrien....das Amphietheater ist beeindruckend und es ist unglaublich auf diese Weise ein Stückchen in die Geschichte dieser Zeit eintauchen zu können.

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Pula Arena Amphitheater Admission Ticket

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Guarantee your admission to the impressive Pula amphitheatre, one of the world's largest, with this prepaid ticket. Explore the enormous structure at your leisure, visiting the four floors and the ancient Roman walls to learn about its history and past uses. Tickets are valid anytime during the amphitheatre's opening hours.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 18 Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre) costs USD 11.28. Guided Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre) tours start around USD 11.28 per person. See all 18 Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre) tickets and tours on Viator.
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