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Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in Croatia, Holiday | 0 comments

The Arena in Pula Croatia

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Day 3 in Croatia.

8.30am Had breakfast at the hotel.

9.20am Drove to Arena Pula

10.30am Reached Arena Of Pula. We took lots of photos. Also with the 2 guys dressed in Roman soldier costume, paid 20 Kuna to take picture with them.

Last night we asked the hotel waiter what we should see in Pula, he told us we should go to The Arena (Fighting Ring) of Pula. We drove 1 hour under the hot sun (30 – 32 degree). If you have interest in Roman antiquities this is a must-see in Croatia. This monument was built on the slope of a hillock. Measure at 132.5 and 105.1 m, and its maximum height measures 32.45 m. It is believed that construction works began already during the period of Augustus in 27 BC – 14 AD, and it can fit approximately 23 thousand people to watch gladiator fights. It has picturesque view and truly inspiring to stand in the center or sit in the stands and realize this is a 2000 year old building was used for fighting, fought for power and name. I closed my eyes and try to imagine how was the living back then.

Viticulture and Olive Oil Production in Istria During the Roman Period Exhibition located at the lower ground is a must visit while you’re still in the building, don’t miss it. There are artifacts, maps, pictures, with details about the Olive Oil Production and use in Roman times. Here some photos for you.

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Peace Croatia

The Arena in Pula Croatia

View from the parking area

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Existed during the empire of Augustus

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Built in 27 BC – 14 AD

The Arena in Pula Croatia

This monument is a public property of Croatia

The Arena in Pula Croatia

still good in shape

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Yes My Lord – 2 Gladiators

The Arena in Pula Croatia

walkway

The Arena in Pula Croatia

How they built it?

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Panorama view 2

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Panorama view 1

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Path to the Exhibition

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Gladiator’s room

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Nothing inside

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Olive oil production

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Artifacs

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Olive oil production

The Arena in Pula Croatia

Olive Oil extracter

The Arena in Pula CroatiaBefore we leave, I bought 2 fridge magnets at the souvenir shop. Then we went to San AntonioCaffe Bar for drinks. After that we we drove 4 minutes to Temple of Augustus but there was no parking and due to hot weather, we decided to go out from the town.

1pm driving to a Restaurant of Hotel Miramar for lunch.

The Arena in Pula Croatia

San Antonio Cafe

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