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Pula is an ancient city that goes back thousands of years, but the sights that have made it famous across the world originate from the time of ancient Rome. This is a place that combines everything Mediterranean is best known for – loads of sun and crystal-clear sea, amazing sights with long history behind them, and excellent food. Therefore, if you find yourself visiting Pula, you are in for a real treat.
The sight Pula is best known is its Arena, a colossal amphitheater built about 2000 years ago. After all this time, it is still perfectly preserved and the city uses it as a venue for concerts and other similar events. With a bit of luck, you can catch something there during summer, and if you do, you’ll be in for an experience of a lifetime- But even if there are no events, a tour of this magnificent edifice is a must!
How to Get to Pula, Croatia
Pula has its own airport which is fairly well connected to the rest of Europe. You can also get to it relatively easily by car because a highway leads up to the city, too.
Pula has a system of buses that serve as public transport. But, to be honest, this is not a very big place, and you can easily reach the most important sights in the city center on foot. Therefore, renting a car is not that big of a necessity. Sure, it can be convenient to have it, but you can do just fine without it, too.
Where to Eat in Pula, Croatia for Dinner
Jupiter // A cozy pizzeria offering great food at great prices. Apart from pizzas, though, they offer pastas, seafood and barbecue dishes.
Farabuto // A restaurant that focuses on seasonal ingredients and supports local businesses. Therefore, you can expect to taste modern Istrian dishes here and enjoy some excellent slow food here.
Bistro Alighieri // A bistro which serves a lot of dishes with truffles, something this whole region is famous for. Try truffle pasta and enjoy a glass of great wine for a memorable dinner
Konoba Boccaporta // One of the best traditional restaurants in Pula. Dine here to enjoy traditional Istrian dishes in a very pleasant environment
Valli Delicious // A great restaurant if you’re visiting with your spouse. It has a secluded garden where you can have an incredibly romantic dinner.
Things to Do in Pula, Croatia at Night
Pula Arena // Make sure you visit this amazing amphitheater that is still being used to host events after so many centuries. A true testament to the skill and knowledge of architects of ancient Rome.
Temple of Augustus // A temple that was once dedicated to Augustus, the very first Roman emperor. Step inside and go back 2000 years into the past.
Have a drink at Forum // Sit down for a drink at one of the cafes in front of the temple and just do some people watching. Relax and soak in the moment.
Kastel // An impressive fort overlooking the city built by the Venetians in the 17th century. There are still canons here! Oh, and you can climb the watchtower for a great view.
Arch of the Sergii // Another piece of architecture from about 200 years ago celebrating a Roman family who participated in the great Battle of Actium.
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- Copenhagen, Denmark After 5:00 pm
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- Brussels, Belgium After 5:00 pm
- Dubrovnik, Croatia After 5:00 pm
- Nuremberg, Germany After 5:00 pm