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“Not the colleseum”

Amphitheatre de Pula
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Arena in Pula is a 1st century Roman amphitheatre. The arena is the 6th largest in the world.
Reviewed 7 August 2014

It was very much in tact but lacked any atmosphere. You do not need to pay to enter as you can see everything from walking around the outside

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Spent a couple of days in pula in July this year.went to the arena early in the morning before it got too hot.nice to take a leisurely tour.no crowds no queuing.amazing to sit on the marble seats,admire the architecture and enjoy the sun while watching the swallows swoop overhead. I was told a couple of months ago not much in pula to see,well I totally disagree,if you visit download the tourist board free app.when you leave the arena go straight down the road and you will see Roman monuments everywhere in the beautiful old town.everything is clean and litter free.the toilets in the arena are modern and spotless.work is being carried out on the underground tunnels used by the gladiators,so when complete may appeal more to older children.finally very modest price for entry.also summer evenings there are concerts and gladiator fights.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Amphitheatre is spectacular, I was overwhelmed by its size and the extent to which it is still intact. An audio tour is available, but I would have appreciated a leaflet or at least some kind of information about the place . . . It was very atmospheric to visit, but I would have like to have known a little more than the guidebook told me for my entry fee.

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Visited Pula few times and every time I end up near Arena, looking at that wonderful roman building. You get a bit of understanding and feeling of that ancient world that made such huge impact on culture all over the "old world". If you are traveling through that part of Croatia, you defenetly need to make a detour and stop in Pula. Arena is just cherry on top, there is so much more.

This time I attended evening concert of famous croatian piano player Maxim Mrvica. Scenery was amazing, music was lovely and energy that he projected through his music filled up this monumental place.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Pula is an easy bus ride from Rovinj - always buy a single not a return - then you can go back on any of the bus operators who operate this route.

From the bus station it's an easy walk to the Arena - walk around the outside before deciding if you want to buy a ticket. You can see nearly everything from the outside though you will not get the atmosphere until you sit on the steps and imagine that you are one of the 20,000 spectators who came to see gladiatorial contests.

Begun in the reign of the Emperor Augustus it was completed in the 1st century and is the sixth largest amphitheatre in the world, now an impressive venue for concerts .

There is an underground "museum" where the wild animals were kept before fights, it has information boards, old olive presses and lots of amphorae. Very atmospheric.

The Arena is a "must do" when visiting Pula

Thank r00m_with_a_view
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