Making the Most of One Day in Pula, Croatia

Making the Most of One Day in Pula, Croatia, Pula, Croatia (B)

Beaches may be in the forefront of travellers’ minds when they think of Croatia, but the country’s historical side is equally as impressive. Nowhere is that more clear than in the ancient city of Pula on the Istrian peninsula. A relatively popular destination for those visiting Croatia, Pula is another Croatian city with a well-preserved Roman history that you can still see today. While you could happily spend longer there, one day in Pula is all you need to uncover this side of Croatia’s past.

What’s nice about sightseeing in Pula is that it perfectly compliments other destinations along Croatia’s coast. Getting between the city and nearby destinations like Rijeka, Rovinj and Opatija is nice and easy, whether as a day trip or an overnight stop. But you also won’t see anywhere else like it in this part of Croatia, making visiting Pula quite a special experience. So let’s dive into why you should make a trip to Pula, shall we?

There’s really no way you can talk about things to do in Pula and not start with this star attraction. Dwarfing everything around it, the Pula Arena is truly the most iconic sight of the city. While it may look like a smaller cousin of Rome’s Colosseum, this amphitheatre was actually built at roughly the same time. Slightly removed from the Old Town, it’s hard to miss the arena as you come into Pula. Being several storeys high and 130 metres across will do that though. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Making the Most of One Day in Pula, Croatia
Guide Location: Croatia » Pula
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Pula Arena
  • Arch of the Sergii
  • Sergijevaca
  • Communal Palace
  • Forum Square
  • Roman Theater
  • Archaeological Museum of Istria
  • Church and Monastery of St. Francis
  • Temple of Augustus
  • Punishment of Dirce
  • Pula Cathedral
  • Pula Castle
  • Valsaline Beach
  • Ambrela Beach
  • Top Center Rooms