Friday, 28 August 2009
Pula is the largest city in Istria County, Croatia, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, with a population of 62,080 (2006). Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, tame sea, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. Pula has also been Istria's administrative center since ancient Roman times.
Arena is the name of the amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. It is the sixth largest surviving Roman arena and a rare example, among the 200 Roman surviving amphitheatres, of unique technological solutions. It is also the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia. Arena was built in the 1st century AD and in 1932, it was adapted for theatre productions, military ceremonies and public meetings. In its present state it still seats some 5,000 spectators.
Arch of the Sergii is an Ancient Roman triumphal arch, built in approx. 29 BC - 27 BC by/for the Sergii family.
Temple of August is a well-preserved Roman temple, dedicated to the first Roman emperor, Augustus, it was probably built during the emperor's lifetime at some point between 2BC and his death in AD 14.
Beside these 3 outstanding monuments, there are many other beautiful buildings, churches, houses with gorgeous vintage windows and doors and each corner of this beautiful ancient city with its cultural breathe permeated everywhere, will make you feel lost in the past, at least for the moment.
Of course, it is impossible to attach all the pics here, so you may browse through my flickr gallery to see some more.
There are just a few pics of me, as I was busy taking them, as you can see from the one aside, but there is one with Bianka, taken by Marta, inside one restaurant, where we finished our first visit to Pula, eating a pizza;)