The Arena, Pula
About The Arena, Pula
The Arena, Pula - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Scalierova Ulica 30, Pula, Croatia
Ticket Price: 40 HRK
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Ancient Ruin, Monument, Entertainment, Performance, Concert, Family And Kids, Architecture , Amphitheater
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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.
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
- Pietas Julia
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The Arena, Pula Reviews - Write a Review
It’s great to get to experience such a well-preserved piece of history like this. However, we were a little disappointed that some of the more interesting parts were fenced off, such as where the gladiators/animals would come out into the arena from. There was also a large stage set up in the middle for a Dizzee Rascal concert that was due to take place. I’m not sure how often the stage is set up there but it kind of lessened the experience.
Impresivan antički spomenik gdje su stari Rimljani održavati gladijatorske borbe. Naknadne nestručne i nakaradne nadogradnje nagrđuju spomenik. Bezprozirno je da hrvatska arheologija o tome šuti i ništa ne poduzima. Muzej je vrlo skroman, tehnički neopremljen, a ponuda suvenira nemaštovita i ispod svake razine. Tzv. "kulturna događanja" u obliku jeftinih pop koncerata samo je nastavak politike "kruha i igara". Bez sumnje se može reći da su Rimljani i u tome imali vise stila. Šteta što je spomenik u pogrešnim rukama.
Super touristy area. You can see everything from the outside, so you don't have to enter. There was a stage set up on the inside - no idea what it's used for, though. Live music would be pretty awesome.
Beautifully ancient arena used and built by the Roman empire. It has that old atmosphere hanging in the air, which is just lovely. Although if you are low on kuna's just walk around it, you don't really miss out on something except for the information on the roman empire and their ways in the cellar, if you are really desperate to make some epic photos to show to friends and family I would recommend you go inside. It's also a cool thing to mention that it's still used for things like concerts and staged gladiator fights which is pretty amazing. I totally loved my visit and don't regret a thing.
Wonderfully preserved Roman arena. It's a beautiful sight to explore before sunset. I also love that it's still being used today for their annual film festival and other events throughout the year. It's an odd and amazing feeling to watch a film from the place where you know others sat to watch gladiators fight beasts and others about 2,000 years ago.
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