Pula Amphitheatre Tours

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The Pula Arena, built under the reign of Emperor Vespasian between 27 BC–68 AD (at the same time as the Colosseum in Rome), is the best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world. It is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre that has four side towers; it also represents all three Roman architectural orders. The amphitheatre, which was once the site of gladiator fights, is the best-preserved ancient monument in Croatia. 

The design is elliptical, with gladiator fights taking place in the central flat arena and room for 20,000 spectators to sit in the stone tiers and stand in the gallery. During the Middle Ages, Pula Arena was used for fairs and knights’ tournaments. Today the venue seats 5,000 and is used for outdoor performances like operas, films, equestrian festivals and concerts. Its underground passageways, once used by the gladiators, now have regular viticulture and olive-growing exhibitions that include reconstructions of historic machines and storage vessels once used for the production and transportation of olive oil and wine.

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Because of its large size and unique shape, the amphitheatre is located outside Pula’s old city walls. The road leading from the arena to the city center was built during the time of Emperor Vespasian, whom it was named after: Via Flavia. Today, it is one of Pula’s main city roads.
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Address: Scalierova ul. 30, Pula 52100, Croatia
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Pula Arena (Amphitheater) Admission Ticket

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Pula Day Trip from Rovinj

Pula is the largest city in Istria, but is often overlooked by visitors to Rovinj due to its distance up the coast. Discover the city’s famous Roman monuments, beaches, and eateries on a day trip from Rovinj, and forget the hassle of travel with round-trip transport and hotel/port pickup and drop-off included. Explore the city with a guide, and avoid hidden costs with site entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Pula Small-Group Walking Tour

Appreciating Pula’s many historical landmarks on a self-led tour can be difficult. Discover the city’s highlights, including the Roman amphitheater and ancient cathedral, and gain insight from a local on a small-group walking tour. Enjoy an intimate experience of the city as you explore by foot, and benefit from the small-group size for a more personalized experience, with a choice of morning or evening excursion.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Highlights of Istria Full-Day Photo Tour from Zagreb

Snap the perfect photo of Istria during this 12-hour photo sightseeing trip with a small group led by a professional photographer. Experience the picturesque towns of Motovun, Rovinj, and Pula, capturing images of photogenic sights like Roman ruins, baroque churches, scenic valleys, and more. Along the way your knowledgeable guide will share tips to help get the most out of your equipment.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Pula Roman Heritage Walking Tour

If you choose to explore Pula’s history on your own, you could miss out on a lot of the important details. Explore the seafront city with a guide who doesn’t leave out a thing as you see important attractions such as the Pula Arena, an amphitheater where Roman gladiators fought. Plus, this Pula Roman heritage tour is offered in the morning or afternoon, making it easy for travelers to fit it into their busy schedules.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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