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Record Number of Visitors to Pula Arena

Pula Arena (Photo: Diego Delso under CC)

One of the most recognisable tourist attractions in Croarecognizablea record year.

Tourists have flocked this year to the Pula Arena – the Roman amphitheatre located in the city of Pula. So far more than 400,000 people have visited the amphitheatre.

“Around 30,000 more people are expected to visit the Pula Arena by the end of the year, which means we will end the year with round 420,000 – 425,000 visitors which is defintely a record year for the Arena”, Darko Komso, Director of the Archeolgy Museum in Istria, told HRT.

Pula Arena (Photo: Diego Delso under CC)

The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. It was constructed in 27 BC – 68 AD and is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World.

The historic Pula Arena (Photo: Pula Tourist Board)

A rare example among the 200 Roman surviving amphitheatres, it is also the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia.


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