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.
- Students have reduced fees.
- Different shows, concerts and performances have separate entry fees.
- Different shows, concerts and performances have separate timings.
- Hired car or on foot
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95% of people who visit Pula include The Arena in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
75.52% of people start their The Arena visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Arena
71.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Arena
Pula is so rich in history and the Arena is in the middle of it. We have been 2years in a row now and it's a great place. The arena is cheap to enter and is spectacular to see. Having fully formed outer ring is amazing to see. Going underneath and seeing the old oil presses is fascinating. The closer you can stay to the arena the better, at night it is truly breathtaking.
If you love history you'll LOVE this place . Cost less than £4 to get in, we couldn't believe it . Then paid £2.50 for an electronic tour , which gave us numbers around the amphitheatre we had to go to then told us the history that area pertained too. You really should use this guide, history came to life & helps form image's of gladiator , wild animals & Roman empires . There is also an underground museum which you definitely need to see . We spent four hours here & it still didn't seem long enough.
Amazing place. Go downstairs and see the amphora and where the gladiators and animals would have been held before fights. Much more access than in the Collesseum in Rome and a lot quieter. Easily reached via the Pula Sightseeing Bus. The best thing to do in Pula
You can't really say nothing bad about one of the most known and biggest amphitheater in the world! It's the first thing you must visit, see and experience for yourself when you arrive in Pula..
There aren't many "big" sites to see in Pula, but this is definitely a "do not miss." It's more well preserved than the one in Rome. Get there early to avoid the crowds. They even still hold some events there; we missed a "gladiator show" by one day... maybe next time.