The Arena

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Scalierova Ulica 30, Pula, Croatia
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +385-52219028
  • Ticket Price: 40 HRK
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Ancient Ruin, Monument, Entertainment, Performance, Concert, Family And Kids, Architecture , Amphitheater

About The Arena, Pula

An architectural masterpiece, an ancient roman amphitheatre and one of the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. The arena is the most visited tourist destination in Pula. With reconstructions and addition happening for centuries, the arena is first believed to be built in between 27 BC-68 AD.

Considered as one of the best preserved monuments in the world, this aesthetically pleasing structure is built in limestone with the height of exterior walls being 96.5 feet. This four towered arena has 15 gates and series of underground passages. There were also fragrant water fountains in every tower and what now stands today as an amphitheatre was built in the reign of legendary Emperor Augustus.

The amphitheatre is the venue for the remarkable Pula film festival celebrating local as well as international films. With a seating capacity of around 3000, the arena is used as a stage for concerts, theatrical performances, Ice-hockey games and also in cinemas like the Shakespeare's revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus.

Undoubtedly must-visit!

The Arena Ticket Prices

  • Students have reduced fees.
  • Different shows, concerts and performances have separate entry fees.

The Arena Opening and Closing Hours

  • Different shows, concerts and performances have separate timings.

How To reach The Arena by Public Transport

  • Hired car or on foot

Restaurants Near The Arena

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Things to Know Before Visiting The Arena

  • 95% of people who visit Pula include The Arena in their plan

  • 65.61% of people start their The Arena visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Arena

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

72.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Arena

People normally club together Triumphal Arch Of Sergius and Zerostrasse while planning their visit to The Arena.

People also prefer to start their day with The Arena.

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The Arena, Pula Reviews

  • สนามกีฬากลางแจ้งนี้มีอายุรุ่นราวคราวเดียวกับโคลอสเซียมที่กรุงโรมค่ะ ใหญ่เป็นอันดับ 6 ที่สร้างสมัยโรมันค่ะ เดิมใช้สำหรับกีฬากลางแจ้ง จุคนได้กว่า 23,000 คน ปัจจุบันใช่้สำหรับจัดงานการแสดง ดนตรีค่ะ กำแพงหินปูนบางส่วนได้รับการขัดล้างให้เห็นเนื้อข้างใน ซึ่งจะดูขาวๆ ส่วนที่เหลือปล่อยคงสภาพไว้ตามกาลเวลาที่เปลี่ยนไปค่ะ ด้านล่างมีพิพิธภัณฑ์ และเดินผ่านร้านขายของที่ระลึกไปจะเป็นทางออกค่ะ

  • We went to Pula for the holidays! In order not to ruin the city's surprise, I did not look for any information about the city. This decision was perfect, full of surprises and masterpieces. This is one of those. I recommend doing this to you too. Highly recommended.

  • Well maintained structure. Surprised that it's still standing after 2000 yrs. Right in the middle of the city has enough parking spaces behind the Arena and also in the front. Walkable distance from most of the other attractions in Pula. Worth the visit...

  • One of the finest examples of roman ruins in Europe, made of spectacular fossil-rich limestone. Sadly many architectural elements have been later removed and used in more recent constructions

  • While not as grand as the Roman Colosseum, this is still a sight to behold and a true testament to the building prowess of the ancient Romans. The arena is large and the whole outer wall is intact with the original stonework. The seating area was rebuilt to give you scale. Furthermore, the area is not only a bygone venue, but a contemporary one as well and fully prepared to host practically any style of live performance.

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