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Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre)
Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre)

Pula Arena (Pula Amphitheatre)

Flavijevska ul., Pula, Croatia, 52100

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.

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Pula walking tour
Pula walking tour
$20.55 per adult
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Recent reviews from experiences in Pula

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Excellent
PaulGerhardt_S, Sep 2021
Pula walking tour
We had the most pleasant time with our tour guide Sini. He was very friendly and was very keen to answer all our questions. The tour was most impressive. We have learnt many aspects of Pula‘s rich history and seen many facets of this beautiful city.
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Great and informative tour
Emma_B, Sep 2021
Pula walking tour
Excellent tour, very informative, a good length and a great introduction to Pula. Fantastic guide - thoroughly recommend.
star-5
Perfect city highlights tour!
RichardThresher, Sep 2021
Small-Group Pula Food Walking Tour with Guide
Great walk thru the city hitting all the main historical highlights! This tour is heavy in food and wine—come hungry. All good was good but the street fish tacos were a huge hit! This is a tour you should take early in your stay to get a layout of the city!
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Local Insight
Edward_P, Nov 2019
Pula Essentials Evening Tour
Stephan clearly loves his home town and did a wonderful job of giving us insights into the history, as well as the current scene - restaurants, the economy and music.
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Brilliant tour
Tim_B, Sep 2019
Pula Roman Heritage Walking Tour
Brilliant tour. Incredibly informative and interesting. Our guide Jadranka was fantastic, tailored the tour to our interests and spent way longer than the 2 hours advertised. Highly recommended
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Excellent
Emma_C, Aug 2021
Pula walking tour
Excellent tour. The guide was from Pula, very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting and entertaining.
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Well worth the trip from Zagreb
W M, Jun 2019
Magical Istria Tour (Pula, Rovinj) from Zagreb
A great tour to some amazing spots. It is a long day but every bit worth it. Pula is amazing for its colosseum and other sites. Rovinji is like a Venetian Outpost. I would stay here if the opportunity arose again. My driver Sinisa was great! Smart and funny. What a pleasure.
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Roman walking tour of Pula
Lesley Q, Jun 2019
Pula Roman Heritage Walking Tour
What an excellent tour. Our guide, Maslinka, was excellent. She was so knowledgeable and we were having such a great time that we spent far more time with her than we were booked to do.
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Exceptional guide
Paul R, May 2019
GAILY TOUR in PULA - Gay & Lesbian Tour
Goran was simply exceptional. A prompt pick up and then an interesting, enviably well-informed conversational guide throughout. He shed light on both the history and the present on his country. His English was impeccable. Thank you - we would recommend him without any hesitation. All guides should be like Goran!
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Great walking Tour
Amanda_S, Jul 2021
Pula walking tour
Good introductory city tour that covers all the major parts of the city. Guide was very kind and accommodating.
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Fantastic and informative!!!
Irena_M, Jun 2021
Pula walking tour
Such a great tour guide! Extremely thorough and captivating storytelling. A kind gentleman who answered all questions we had--clearly he knows his Pula history!! Our tour was very comprehensive, and even as frequent Pula visitors, we learned many new things we never knew about before. Highly recommend! You will not be disappointed!!! :)
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Well preserved Roman city worth visiting
JourneyofDoing, Jul 2021
Pula walking tour
When you arrive in Pula, you might ask yourself if you’re in Rome or Croatia. This tour is an incredibly opportunity to better understand the Roman influence over the city, especially in an area that is rich with Venetian history. The tour starts with a walk up to the fortress to better understand Pula’s position contributed to the city that you can see today. You'll wander through the ancient Roman city - seeing both Byzantine and Roman artifacts. The mosaics, which are not highlighted in the guidebooks, are truly incredible to see. From there, you'll head to the “new” Pula, see the Austro-Hungarian influences, and stroll through the bustling market. This tour makes an easy loop through Pula. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable, happy to answer questions, and quick to make recommendations.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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