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Pula is placed in the south of the Istrian peninsula and offers beautiful natural sight and a lot of opportunity of entertainment.
It is quite big city (60.000 habitants) but because of excellent position it is considered one of the most important tourist center. The center of the city is situated in the bay (almost closed) and the beaches (Verudela, Zlatne Stijene, Stoja...) in the other side of peninsula and mainly outside from the city.

Pula Arena

To visit: starting from the main square (Forum square) the Augustus Temple that lodge a exhibition of stone sculptures, the Town hall finished in 1296, the church and the Monastery Franciscan built up in thirteenth century. Going up from Castrapola Street by the side of a stairs have been reached the Venetian Fortress (XVII century) that lodges the Historical Museum of Istra.

Pula - Augustus Temple
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Pula
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Walking on the streets paved with stones polished by the use, you pass from the Cathedral built up in the fourth century and burned by Venetians in 1242, to the St. Nicholas Church built up with calcareous stones, up to the symbol of the city: the Amphitheater built up during Augustus kingdom, widen in Claudius period and finished under Flavi. By the side that, from the Arena leads to the center of the city you'll find the archeological Museum of Istra - below the museum the little Roman Theater and other interesting buildings as the Main Post Office built by the architect Angiolo Mazzoni (1933), the ex Casino' marina (1872-1913), the Theater and the Market-place built in iron and glass where it is possible to buy fresh fish and vegetables.

Pula
Pula