Pula or Pola is the largest city in Istria County, Croatia and the eighth largest city in the country, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, with a population of 57,460 in 2011. The city has a long tradition of wine making, fishing, shipbuilding and tourism. It has also been Istria’s administrative center since ancient Roman times. 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 Arena is the 6th in the world by it’s size but it’s number 1 by the way it was preserved. There are legends that the fairies actually were building a city there but the dawn came and they didn’t finish it. The name of the Arena or better to say the city was Divić grad or the city of miracles.

OUR TIP: Get inside the Arena, take a long long look around and imagine and feel the history.

Istria Pula roman amphitheater

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