Daily Life Tour of Pula, Pula (Self Guided)

Pula is a very attractive city and has many interesting historical and modern landmarks to visit and admire. The markets of Pula are especially worth a visit, due to their lively and colorful atmosphere. Barbara's Restaurant is a great place to take a break and try some traditional Croatian food. Take this tour to get a sense of life in the town of Pula.
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Daily Life Tour of Pula Map

Guide Name: Daily Life Tour of Pula
Guide Location: Croatia » Pula (See other walking tours in Pula)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: Cathy
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Marina

1) Marina

The Marina Yachting Club is home to a number of yachts and catamarans of all shapes and sizes. The berths range up to 1,500 meters in length. The marina is located in a place where wind is not a great concern for boaters. The marina complex has several restaurants, shops and a sports area.
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Barbara's Restaurant

2) Barbara's Restaurant

Barbara's is a pleasant restaurant not far from the sea. It serves mainly traditional food, including a wide variety of seafood, which is a Pula specialty. Barbara's is especially known for its ćevapčići, or spiced meatballs, and also serves very tasty calamari, caught locally.
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Pula Communal Palace

3) Pula Communal Palace (must see)

The Communal Palace is situated at the northern end of the main square of the old part of the City of Pula, called the Forum Square. The spot occupied by the Palace has been used for the public buildings since the Roman times, when the place was used as a part of the triade of Roman temples, of which today only Temple of Augustus remains. As the city prospered, there was a need to construct a dedicated place which would serve as a city hall, so the construction of the new city hall, at the site of the Temple of Diana, was begun in the end of 13th century, and the new city hall was finished in 1296.

The building was constructed in gothic style with the material of the old Roman temples and other building on the site, using walls of this buildings when possible. Even today, the whole northern part of the Themple of Daina is clearly visible at the back side of the Communal Palace. Since the construction, the Communal Palace has seen numerous reconstructions. At the end of 15th century the building was reconstructed in renaissance style and during 17th century, the building was again reconstructed, now in baroque style. The present state of building is due to several reconstructions made during 19th and 20th century, the last of which was finished in 1988.

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Cvajner Gallery

4) Cvajner Gallery

The Cvajner Gallery is one of the most exquisite places in the city of Pula. The gallery was founded by Ms. Ostovic Cvajner and opened in 1998. It is a combination of art gallery and cafe, making it the perfect place to rest and have a good time. The gallery collection consists of numerous paintings and sculptures by both famous and emerging artists.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 8 am - 11 pm
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Cinema Valli

5) Cinema Valli

Cinema Valli is the only indoor cinema in Pula. It is not very large, but it has comfortable chairs and shows a good selection of American, European and even Croatian movies. The cinema was renovated not long ago. It has the capacity to seat 200. It is decorated simply and has a nice bar.
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Istrian National Theater

6) Istrian National Theater

The Istrian National Theater, known also as the City Theater, is an important building in the city. The theater opened at its present location in 1881. The building was developed by Pietro Ruggero Berla Ciscutti. The Istrian National Theater has 800 seats and is used for festivals, cinema performances and opera. Since opening, it has undergone a series of renovations.
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Giardini Square

7) Giardini Square

Giardini Square is located in the center of Pula. It has many trees and resembles a small park. It is the perfect meeting spot for locals, due to its location and pleasant view. There are also some terraces, so people who meet here can sit and admire the beautiful surroundings.
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Fish Market

8) Fish Market

The Fish Market is one of the most popular markets in Pula. Here you can find all kinds of fish for sale, and the prices remain low due to fierce competition among the local vendors. All the fish sold in this market is fresh. In addition to fish, there are also crustaceans, shrimp and other seafood available here.
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City Farmers' Market

9) City Farmers' Market

The City Farmers' Market is the main market in Pula. Farmers from neighboring areas sell their goods here. Some of the products found here include local fruit and vegetables, a variety of olive oils, honey, spices and many other tasty items. You will find the lowest prices in the city at this market.

Walking Tours in Pula, Croatia

Create Your Own Walk in Pula

Create Your Own Walk in Pula

Creating your own self-guided walk in Pula is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Pula Shopping Tour

Pula Shopping Tour

Pula is a town with a rich culinary and cultural history. Visit the city's most popular markets to find everything from truffles and olive oil to honey and lavender. Scour the stores for beautiful hand-crafted souvenirs. Take this tour to visit the most notable markets and stores in Pula.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Nightlife Tour of Pula

Nightlife Tour of Pula

Pula has a vibrant nightlife, and prices are lower her than in the surrounding cities. Because Pula is on the sea, there are a number of bars and discos you can visit to enjoy the beautiful view and refreshing sea breeze. Take this tour to check out Pula's best bars, nightclubs and discos.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The historic city of Pula - renowned for its beaches and Roman ruins - enjoys strategic location in a secluded harbor on the Adriatic coast of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula. In the course of centuries, Pula has survived numerous invasions – first by The Romans, then Venetians, and finally by the Allied Forces during World War II – all of which have left their mark on the face of the city. The...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Tour of Pula's Veruda District

Tour of Pula's Veruda District

Veruda is a very beautiful area of Pula. It is rich in tourist attractions, but it is most popular for its white-sand beaches and bays. After you've enjoyed lounging at the beach, be sure to visit the Naval Park, the Naval Cemetery and the Church of Our Lady of the Sea. Take this tour to explore Pula's fascinating Veruda District.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Pula for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Pula has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Pula, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.