"PULA - the place where I was grown-up" Top 5 Page for this destination Pula by croisbeauty
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The town of Pula means lot to me; it is the place where I was grown-up and therefore I'll always keep it deep into my heart. Here I have established friendships for a life time, here I have meet first love, and here I have started playing basketball, the game I like the most.
Since it is not a big town, there are approx. 70.000 inhabitants, I knew most of its inhabitants meeting them day by day on the streets, in cafes, disco clubs or as fantastic supporters when playing the game. As an typical mediterranean town it has old core, dating back in Roman period, which is more than beautiful, it has fantastic beach resorts about 155 km length and mixed population what gives it cosmopolitan look. But most of all, Pula has a Roman amphtheater which is the unique emblem of the city.
Pula is, belive me, a kind of place you love it or you hate it.
Long history of Pula goes to 18-10th c. BC. Name Pola is of Illyrian origin.
The end of the 1st century BC marked the beginning of the Roman colonization.
After having changed several sovereigns; Ravenna, Frankonian, Aquilea, Venice, it come under the Austrian rule, becoming military port.
- HERITAGE -
- The Roman Amphitheatre from the 1st and 2nd centuries. It is the World's sixth largest preserved amphitheatre.
- Porta Gemina (Twin Gate) from 2nd century
- Ruins of Roman theatre
- Porta Herculea (Hercules Gate) from 1st c. BC
- Triumph Arch of the Sergi, 31 BC
- A large Roman graveyard was located in front of the Town Gate, which DANTE mentions ih his "Inferno" (Canto IX)
- Theatrum Juliae, ruins at Monte Zaro Park
- Byzantine memorial Chapel from 6th c.
- St. Francis Church, year 1314
- Forum Romanorum with the temple of Augustus, 1st c.
- Town Hall is attached in 1296 to the Roman Temple (of Diana)
- St. Mary Cathedral from 5th c., restored in the 15th c. and extended in 1640.
STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The shipyard of "Uljanik" presents the most important and most powerful production system on Istrian peninsula. When it is down all economic saytem of the region goes down too.
Behimd the Gate of Hercules (around 50 yearsBC) there is Circolo Italiano di Cultura - Cultural Club of Italian minority.
Right next to it stands the Archeological Museum of Istria.
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