The Arena

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  • 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

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!

Entrance Ticket Details For The Arena

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

The Arena Hours

  • Different shows, concerts and performances have separate timings.

How to Reach The Arena

  • Hired car or on foot

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  • The Arena Address: Scalierova Ulica 30, Pula, Croatia
  • The Arena Contact Number: +385-52219028
  • The Arena Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • The Arena Price: 40 HRK
  • Best time to visit The Arena(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Arena: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Pula include The Arena in their plan

  • 75.52% of people start their The Arena visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Arena

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

71.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Arena

People normally club together Roman Amphitheatre and Dvojna Vrata while planning their visit to The Arena.

People also prefer to start their day with The Arena.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

The Arena Reviews & Ratings

  • A gem like no other in Pula, in really good condition, nice from the inside and from the outside. If you choose and event such as s concert to go to in Pula, you won't regret it. The acoustic inside is great, and the feeling of watching something contemporary at such an old venue is amazing.

  • Amazing and so beautiful historic venue. Totally worth visiting. It's not necessary to enter and pay the ticket, as you can enjoy the beautiful view from the outside too. I had an amazing opportunity to enter the arena for a concert, and it was magical!

  • It’s really beautiful and impressive. It’s not necessary to buy a ticket. You have an awesome view from the outside when you walk around the arena 🏟 This is definitely a highlight in Pula and a must see. 😊

  • This is one of the best amphitheatre I've visited. Loved it. Not crowded at all and it's best to visit early morning or late evenings before sunset. There are times the amphitheatre is booked for live concerts.

  • An Amazing piece of history that is still being used today for music & film. Set on the lovely marina of Pula and great food and drink nearby it's amazing place to really find out amount the arena from years ago , it costs about £4 pounds each for entry .

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