The best known and most valuable monument of Pula is certainly the magnificent Arena which hosted gladiator fights in ancient times. It was built during Emperor Vespasian in the first century, at the same time as the Colosseum in Rome. The Arena has an elliptical shape and was made of the local limestone, while its middle is an empty space, former battleground, which could seat about 20.000 spectators. In the Middle Ages, it hosted knight tournaments and fairs, while today it is used for a variety of summer events. During the summer, “Spectacvla Antiqva”, an entertainment spectacle, is held there every week showing gladiatorial fights. There is also an underground chamber where today you can see the exhibition called “Viticulture and olive growing” of Istria in the ancient times. Due to its size, the Arena is located outside the city walls, while the road Via Flavia leads to the city, which was also founded during the reign of Emperor Vespasian.
Category: Museum Art Palace, Other attractions,
Istarska ulica, Pula 52100
44.872996, 013.849332 (44°52’22.8″N, 013°50’57.6″E)
00385 (0)52 219 028
January, February, March, October, November, December: 09:00-17:00h
May, September: 08:00-21:00h
July, August: 08:00-00:00h
Adult: 50 HRK (6.60 EUR), students: 25 HRK (3.30 EUR)
GPS coordinates: 44.872996, 013.849332 (44°52’22.8″N, 013°50’57.6″E)
Address: Istarska ulica, Pula 52100
Amphitheatre (Arena) is located in Pula in Istarska Street (around 300m from the old town)
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Amfiteatra koji se nalazi u Puli u ulici Istarska (od starog dijela grada udaljen je oko 300m). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema Amfiteatru koji se nalazi u Puli u ulici Istarska (od starog dijela grada udaljen je oko 300m). Hvala!
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