Pula is the largest tourist, industrial and transport center of the Istrian coast, attracting many tourists with historical sights, clean sea and beaches.

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Pula, Croatia

Pula was founded by the ancient Greeks, becoming one of the first colonies of Greece in the north of the Adriatic.

The heyday of Pula was in the era of Ancient Rome. The Romans appreciated the important strategic position of the city, under Roman rule Pula became the largest city in Istria, known as Pietas Iulia Pola. Numerous archaeological finds and historical sites that have survived to the present day illustrate the importance of the city to the Roman Empire.

Roman Amphitheater in Pula, Croatia

After the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991, Pula became part of independent Croatia.

The asteroid 142 Polana discovered on January 28, 1875 by the Austrian astronomer Johann Paliza at the Pula Observatory, was named in honor of Pula.


The Roman Forum

The Triumphal Sergiev Arch

The Temple of Augustus

The Cathedral

Town Hall

The Church of St. Nicholas VI century

Kashtel fortress of the XVII century

Marine Casino


April 25, 2024

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