Book a cheap holiday to Pula with Best4Travel! On the Southern tip of the Istria peninsula, Pula is one of the most fascinating cities in Croatia you could possibly hope to visit! The unimaginable wealth of historical monuments remaining in Pula from Ancient Roman times set it apart from any of its neighbouring towns, as a commercial city with a wonderful story to tell!
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One would be forgiven for thinking that to see a colosseum you should head to Rome, but surprisingly enough you’ll find one in Pula, Croatia! Not only that, but the Pula Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre with all 4 side towers and 3 Roman architectural orders left intact.
Construction of the theatre lasted for almost 100 years, from 27 BC to 68 AD. As the theatre was expanded to host gladiator fights and demonstrations, it is now one of the largest surviving arenas in the world! Today the Pula Arena is mainly used to host concerts and fairs, and is open to visitors.
The theme of historical excellence extends throughout the city of Pula, to the Temple of Augustus. This incredible building is one of the best preserved Roman temples outside of Italy, which is quite a feat considering how early it was constructed, between 2 BC and 14 AD.
The dedication of the temple, though damaged, is still legible today reading: “To Roma and Augustus Caesar, son of the deity, father of the fatherland”. The wording of this and the architectural features of the temple itself seem to confirm that it was built when Augustus, the first Roman Emperor, was alive.
The original temple was sadly destroyed in an Allied bombing during the Second World War, though was swiftly reconstructed in 1947. Today the Temple of Augustus is still used as a landmark in the city, as it was thousands of years ago.
Part of the fun in visiting a new city is discovering the local cuisine for yourself, however it can often be difficult to know where to start! To help set you off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top rated restaurants in Pula, divided by price to cater for all budget types.
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