El anfiteatro de Pula, también conocido como Pula Arena, es un anfiteatro romano ubicado en la ciudad croata de Pula. Se trata del único anfiteatro conservado que cuenta con cuatro torres y con los tres órdenes arquitectónicos clásicos perfectamente preservados en altura. Fue levantado entre el año 27 a. C. y el 81 d. C. y por sus dimensiones está entre los seis anfiteatros romanos más grandes que se pueden contemplar en la actualidad. Asimismo, es el edificio romano mejor conservado de toda Croacia, motivo por el que aparece representado en el reverso de los billetes de diez kuna desde el año 1993. El excelente estado de conservación de este edificio romano ha permitido estudiar a fondo las técnicas constructivas de la Antigua Roma. En la actualidad, el Pula Arena alberga la celebración de actuaciones musicales.
Levantado junto al mar, los muros exteriores están hechos de sillares regulares de piedra caliza. La fachada que da hacia el mar tiene tres pisos y una altura máxima que ronda los 30 m, mientras que el resto de su perímetro tan solo tiene dos alturas porque aprovecha el desnivel del terreno. Los dos primeros niveles presentan 72 arcos de medio punto cada uno, mientras que el último cuenta con 64 arcos adintelados.
Miha H | feb. 19, 2018
This is very interesting historical venue, the object is very interesting on the one side but horrifying on the other side. There is not much more presented than the stones. Exhibition is small, no interpretation. Lack of maintenance is so evident. There is no access for disabled persons.
Phil Garnier | ene. 18, 2018
Incredible Roman arena! Very large and very well preserved. The only other Roman arena that I have seen that was better was in Rome!
Suveea Jinadasa | ene. 7, 2018
Lovely arena in the city centre. Lit up very nicely in the evenings. If your timing is right, you could catch performances even.
Lana Shawn | feb. 21, 2018
If you are anywhere near Pula this is "must see". Every concert during summer here is something you need to see, her and feel
Adam White | nov. 9, 2017
It’s great to get to experience such a well-preserved piece of history like this. However, we were a little disappointed that some of the more interesting parts were fenced off, such as where the gladiators/animals would come out into the arena from. There was also a large stage set up in the middle for a Dizzee Rascal concert that was due to take place. I’m not sure how often the stage is set up there but it kind of lessened the experience.
C C | abr. 25, 2018
Wow! History all around you. Beautifully preserved coliseum with incredible past. Great job by previous government saving the monument and not bulldozing it down like other communist countries. A bit out of the way from Zagreb but worth every driving mile.
Lucas Masko | may. 3, 2018
Very beautiful historical object! Impressive! Worth seeing without doubt. Expensive entrance - 12 euro for adult ticket is too much.
pradeep | abr. 5, 2018
Well maintained structure. Surprised that it's still standing after 2000 yrs. Right in the middle of the city has enough parking spaces behind the Arena and also in the front. Walkable distance from most of the other attractions in Pula. Worth the visit...
RedOrHen | mar. 14, 2018
We went to Pula for the holidays! In order not to ruin the city's surprise, I did not look for any information about the city. This decision was perfect, full of surprises and masterpieces. This is one of those. I recommend doing this to you too. Highly recommended.
Preksha Mistry | may. 9, 2018
Beautiful place of Croatia. It's same like the Colliseum in Rome which is great, you must visit the one in Pula, and for the underground tour....one of the best historical place..Concert during summer is something you need to see... It is also great experience...Beautiful amphitheatar better than one in Rome
Bálint Szolcsányi | may. 16, 2018
On the plus side: beautifully preserved, monumental, historical, when we were there (end of April at a weekend) the line wasn't too long, entry fee is reasonable. On the minus side: maybe I've been spoiled by other museums and similar sites, but to me simply having a site that you can marvel at and a small exhibition about something extremely remotely connected to the place itself (how oil was produced in ancient times) in 2018 is not enough. I would expect an interactive, educational experience. Granted we didn't take the audio guide, that might have made things more interesting. Currently it's more like: 'Yeah, we have this great monument in the city, let's make sure it's in good shape and charge folks wanting to check it out.' But not a lot of extra effort is put in it.
zlatko butkovic | jun. 12, 2018
The town has a strong history that you can feel. It is known for its multitude of ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is the Pula Arena, one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters, and its beautiful sea. The city has a long tradition of wine making, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. It has also been Istria's administrative centre since ancient Roman times.
Sharon Booth | jun. 10, 2018
Impressive Roman arena from 200-300AD. There is a section that has been cleaned with laser to show what it would have looked like originally. Near the entrance/exit they have stairs that lead down to tunnels underneath the Arena where they have Amphora and items on display that have been discovered around Istria. Pula was very busy, chaotic trying to find a car park, we were there in late May. Head across the road to Valerijan Park as it has some nice views through the trees garden to the Arena. There are also some cafes on the outside (high sides) of the Arena, where you can view inside the Arena, but not the same as walking around inside it.
Jiřina Lysáková | jun. 10, 2018
Beautiful and romantic place. Even if you dont´t have much time, leave the car at the nearby market and and visit this cultural jewel. :) Also suitable for families with children. I recommend.
Elaine Walls | jul. 26, 2018
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.
Blue Moon | jul. 26, 2018
One of most spectacular places in Croatia and in this part of world. Monumental building with great history and mistic story behind it. Famous film festival is organized within the amphitheatre and it's pleasure of own kind to watch and participate in movie projections under the stars and clear sky. Place to visit ans explore.
Helmut Brandner | jul. 14, 2018
Pretty nice place, in the summer there are some street food station and sometimes live music around the amphitheater. The streets around are nice for shopping the there are some good restaurants. The pula market place is next to the theaters the there is ah bus fish hall on it with lot of seafood
mark mahler | jul. 2, 2018
This is underrated. Actually the sixth largest remaining Roman ampitheatre. It is largely still intact and you can go underground on a self guided tour where you can see how Rome obtained some of it's wealth. They have gladiator reenactments at certain times of the year but look online to see when if you are interested in that. I made the mistake of just going without researching ahead.
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