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

The Arena - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for The Arena

  • 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

  • 66.39% 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

71.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Arena

People normally club together Dvojna Vrata 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

  • A fascinating opportunity to visit a very well preserved and sizable Roman amphitheatre. The external walls and columns are in very good condition and the visit to the area underneath the arena was very interesting. There were staff dressed as centurions who were both helpful and playful, letting us try on their helmets and swords. I could have happily spent much longer here if it weren't for the sweltering afternoon temperatures!

  • It's nice to look at this somewhat preserved Roman amphitheatre in this coastal town. Since it isn't my first visit to a Roman amphitheatre, nor the largest or most impressive, I wasn't particularly impressed but it is a nice highlight for the town and a good change of scenery. Recommended if you happen to visit this touristy coastal town.

  • Wow! Lovely Roman Ampitheatre reasonably priced to go in. My husband said he preferred it to the Coliseum in Rome. You can walk up to the seating area and down to the bit under the arena where they took injured men and animals. The only downside was that the film festival was on in the evening and there was a large screen and rows of plastic chairs in the arena. Still, at least it is still well used.

  • Quite stunning amphitheatre. Delighted to see that it is in regular use for events. It's been maintained and there are areas carefully rebuilt. Easy to get in and wander around. There is an audio guide you can buy.

  • Gorgeous amphitheatre, in great condition. Compared to more well-known Roman amphitheatres, this one offers good competition! The underground museum was also quite interesting too and the shop had some nice items to sell.

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