The city walls of Pula were built by the Romans in the 1st century BC. In the writings of the historian Pietro Candler, information was found that the diameter of the walls was 1,600 meters, as well as that the city could be entered through 12 gates. The city walls are the oldest part of the defensive walls, dating back from over 2,000 years. The walls were often dismantled and restored, therefore they are made of different materials. Reliefs of people were also built into them, parts of pillars and so on. They protected the ancient Pula where nowadays stands the Venetian fortress. The oldest monument that belongs to the Roman architecture represent the Gate of Hercules which have a carving of Hercules’ head, who is also the patron of the ancient Pola. The gate also contains an inscription that tells the story about Pola’s establishment in 45 BC.
Category: Other attractions, Old town,
Trg Portarata (old town), Pula 52100
44.868534, 013.847391 (44°52’06.7″N, 013°50’50.6″E)
GPS coordinates: 44.868534, 013.847391 (44°52’06.7″N, 013°50’50.6″E)
Address: Trg Portarata (stari grad), Pula 52100
Parts of the town walls are located in the old town of Pula at the Portarata Square, next to the Arch of Sergii Golden Gate (around 500m 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 ostataka gradskih zidina koja se nalaze u starom dijelu grada Pule na trgu Portarata pored Slavoluka Sergijevaca zlatnih vrata (od trga Foruma udaljene su oko 500 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 ostacima gradskih zidina koja se nalaze u starom dijelu grada Pule na trgu Portarata pored Slavoluka Sergijevaca zlatnih vrata (od trga Foruma udaljene su oko 500 metara). Hvala!
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