Port of Pula

About Pula, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Pula, Istria, Croatia)

Pula is popular with international tourists because of its mild climate, beautiful turquoise waters and unspoiled beaches. The city has a history of winemaking, fishing and shipbuilding. It is also the largest city in Istria.

Istria itself is somewhat independent in character, preferring to associate itself with Italy rather than Croatia. It has played an important role in the History of the Adriatic, and benefitted from its suzerainty to Venice through the centuries. The locals are more likely to speak Italian than Croatian.

What to do in Pula

The town has a rich Roman history evident in its many historic sites, which are all well worth visiting. Other attractions include the area's beaches and some very good seafood restaurants, cafés and shops. Apart from seeking out the Roman ruins, wandering the small lanes of this port city is charming.

With a somewhat Italian character, there is a certain charm to Istrian towns, experienced by sitting at pavement cafés and people watching. The food is particularly good and the atmosphere laid back.

Tourist Attractions

The Arena is probably one of the biggest tourist draws in Pula. It dates back to the 1st century AD and is a Roman amphitheatre, which is still used during summer film festivals. The Arch of the Sergii also dates back to the 1st century AD and is another ancient marvel.

The city's old quarter is full of curious narrow streets surfaced with Roman paving stones and is a wonderful place to visit to see Medieval and Renaissance buildings and attractions.

Cliff diving, sailing and wreck scuba diving are all popular activities in the tame waters of the Adriatic. For nature lovers, the nearby Brijuni National Park has much to see and do.

Pula Port

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