- The Gate of Hercules
The Gate of Hercules
The Gate of Hercules is the oldest preserved gate, not only in Pula, but also in the whole Republic of Croatia. It was built in the 1st century BC when, at the request of the Roman Senate, officials came Lucius Calpurnius Piso and Gaius Cassius Longinus came to the city. They were supposed to build and a colony, and their names are mentioned on the inscription placed on the famous gate. The height of the Gate of Hercules is over 4 meters, and it is wide 3.60 meters. The gate is made of stone blocks, and the top contains a carving of the head of the mythical hero and patron saint of Pula – curly and bearded Hercules and his truncheon. Today, the Gate of Hercules mark the entrance to the headquarters of the Italian Community, the so-called Circolo.
Category: Other attractions, Old town,
Carrarina ulica (old town), Pula 52100
44.870141, 013.847943 (44°52’12.5″N, 013°50’52.6″E)
GPS coordinates: 44.870141, 013.847943 (44°52’12.5″N, 013°50’52.6″E)
Address: Carrarina ulica (old town), Pula 52100
Gate of Hercules is located in the old town of Pula at Carrara across Fina (around 700m away from the Forum Square)
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Herkulovih vrata koja se nalaze u starom dijelu grada Pule u ulici Carrarina preko puta Fine (od trga Foruma udaljena su oko 700 metara). 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 Herkulovim vratima koja se nalaze u starom dijelu grada Pule u ulici Carrarina preko puta Fine (od trga Foruma udaljena su oko 700 metara). Hvala!
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