Be time warped in the historical city of Pula

Be time warped in the historical city of Pula

Investing in its preservation of Roman architecture and the wondrous beaches dotting the whole town, Pula is slowly being recognized as one of the many reasons to visit Croatia.

Not being marred by continuous industrialization, the town folk retained the glorious beauty of the city itself and laid contented with the resources they have been harnessed from their land.

If you want to feast thy eyes to towering structures of history and be time warped as far as the Olden Times, then don’t think twice in paying Pula a quick visit and never regret any bit of it.


You won’t just be bored by the yellowing stones of architecture since you can still treat yourself with the cool of the humongous beach sets on its outskirts.

Pula is your secret haven in Croatia’s climbing feats to modernization and is thrilled to seek the mysteries behind this glorious town.


Nestled within the arms and boulders of the Alps Mountain Range, Pula is your perfect destination if you want to be surrounded with nature’s ultimate wonders.

Spanning a humongous land and water area of 12,760 hectares, you’ll definitely find enjoyment with the town’s vast and rich space.


Pula is bordered by the islands of Kozada and Jerolim on its northern tip while Verudela, Musil and Lungomare can be found on its western edges.

Due to Pula’s south is the commercialized portion and the island part of Veruda while the cities and mountain ranges of Busoler, Valdebek, Monteserpo and Valmade are crowding the eastern side.


With Pula’s highly wished location in the middle of the Alps, it experiences a humid subtropical climate under the Koppen Climate Classification. Technically, the weather to greet you once settle in Pula would be very nice—summers just right to the touch in the morning then temperatures drop significantly for you comfort at night.


In an estimated annual figure, temperatures are said to play within the range of 24-degrees Celsius and 6-degrees Celsius. Pula’s ambient air is typically humid. Rainfall usually can be expected in the months of December and January with an average of 3.90 inches of precipitation.

If you want to take more time skinny-dipping on Pula’s beachfronts, get your backs packed for the months of July and August when the sun is at its zenith.


One way in getting to Pula is through a connecting flight to Zagreb via the Pula Airport, which is a good 6-kilometer distance from the city center. In summers, which are at peak season, you’d be lucky enough to catch flights onto either European cities via charter flights through Germanwings and RyanAir.


If you’re looking for a more convenient way of getting around Pula, the best option that you’d put into consideration is by taking local bus rides at the Pula Bus Terminal located just around the city’s amphitheater.

There had been many bus lines that can cater to your travel needs and can even transport you to cities as far as Venice and Trieste. From the month of June until September, you’d be able to also catch fun passenger ferries to take you on different beach locations and nearby cities or towns.

What to See

Lighting Giants

With the mighty creativity that Dean Skira has channeled, an 1856 Uljanik shipyard has been converted into a glowing tourist attraction, which is now known as the Lighting Giants.


The lighting master has put decorative lights to the then decaying wreck and is currently available for public display every night starting at 9PM.

Roman Amphitheatre

Easily one of Pula’s most famous landmarks, the Roman Amphitheater is just how you’d imagine it from history books and travel sites.


Built with pure limestone and have stood still, despite weathering, this site is now home to shows and music festivals.

You might also stay in for the weekly Spectacula Antiqua, which is a commemorative show showcasing gladiator fights, all complete with the proper costume and Roman drama.

Triumphal Arch of Sergius

Marking the boundary of Old Pula, the Triumphal Arch of Sergius has been erected since 27 BC and is still mightily standing now being treated as a historical site and artifact.


Historical & Maritime Museum of Istria

If you want to be acquainted with how Pula townsmen nurtured and flourished by the blessings of maritime and the sea, then pay a visit at the Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria.


Decked with hundreds of artifacts well-preserved for future generations’ reference, be astounded as aside from the fact that this behold things from the distant past, it is also standing in a historical 17th-century Venetian hilltop.

See More:

The Best Travel Guide to Pula

10 Things to Do in Pula, Croatia

Paul Intalan


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