Pula, Croatia - holiday information

Pula Croatia – visitor information

The largest city and economic center of Istria, the city is very rich in culture and has a 3000 years old history. Today Pula is a modern city and a cultural capital. The rich history of Pula ranges from Histrion tribes who were the founders of the city in the 5th century BC, the Romans who in the first century city built the structures that still define the contours of the city, to the Venetian and Austro-Hungarian rule that has left its mark on the cultural sites in Pula. Some of the most important cultural monuments are the Arena, the Triumphal Arch, the Gate of Hercules and the Forum. More on the history of Pula can be read here. The most important cultural monument is certainly the Arena, the Roman amphitheater built during Emperor Vespasian in the first Century A.D. which is the sixth the largest amphitheater in the world. Originally designed to host combats featuring people and animals, today it is one of the world's most beautiful culture stages.  In order to illustrate life in ancient times, historical events are frequently held in the Arena, of which perhaps the most interesting is the gladiator fight:

As a tourist city, Pula is the center of cultural and artistic events of the Pula-Medulin Riviera with numerous cultural events, concerts, folk festivals and numerous catering facilities. Accommodation can be found in many hotels and resorts, campsites and private apartments. The excellent Istrian gastonomic offer can be enjoyed in the many restaurants from which we can accentuate Milan, Valsabbion, Scaletta and many others. Pula is a tourist destination that will provide you with all the privileges of a bigger city (hospitals, shopping, restaurants, nightlife) and also with the charm of a small Istrian town in its peripheral areas like Pomera or Premantura:

Interesting facts about the Arena: 2003. The installation „Cravat around the Arena” (Kravata oko Arene), the biggest tie in the world was wrapped around the amphitheater and the event is in the Guinness Book of Records:

Spectacle Arena ice fever  is hockey game held in September 2012th:


Pula – basic information

Pula – population: 60000, Pula - day/ saint: saint : Sv. Toma, 03.07.

Distance from bigger centres

Pula - Makarska. 567km, Pula- Split: 475km, Pula - Rijeka: 102km, Pula - Zadar: 300km, Pula - Šibenik: 363km, Pula - Dubrovnik: 650km, Pula - Zagreb: 268km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, family hotels, hostels, camps


pebble, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

hospital, emergency, self-service shops, shopping centres, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, call shop, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, mini-football field, volleyball in the sand, basketball court, tennis court, golf courses, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, water scooters, rent a boat, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, waterslide, routes for cyclists, gym / fitness, massage services, sauna, solarium

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons

Night life

disco club, night club, musical evenings in the town, casino, coctail bar, cinema

Additional offer

congress centre, croatian national park nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, marina in the nearby, nautic tourist port in the place

Pula – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, enteraining facilities on the beaches, sports facilities near the beaches, secluded beaches, rich gastronomic offer, rich night and entertaining life in the place, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, great shopping conveniences, place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, numerous museums and galeries, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for training preparations of sportsmen, possibility for organisation of congresses, special programmes for children and youth holidays, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, vine roads nearby, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, golf courses nearby, numerous events in the place (fashion shows, fairs, sports events, parties, concerts)