Tourist attractions


Brijuni are islands and a national park in the Adriatic Sea, on the Croatian part of the Adriatic. They are located one kilometer west of the Istrian coast, opposite Fažana, and consist of 14 islands and islets with a total area of 33.9 km². The two largest islands are Veliki Brijun 7 km² and Mali Brijun 1.7 km² and smaller are St. Marko, Gaz, Okrugljak, Šupin, Šupinić, Galija, Grunj, Vanga, Madona, Vrsar, Kozada and St. Jerolim.


The Pula Amphitheater or Pula’s Arena is the largest and most preserved monument of antique architecture in Croatia. Comparing the Arena to more than 200 Roman amphitheaters, the nappe of the Pula’s Amphitheater with four-storied towers is the most conservative and rare example of unique technical and technological solutions. It is ranked sixth among the Roman amphitheaters in the world, and is the only one in the world whose entire three Roman architectural orders have been completely preserved.

Temple of Augustus

The Temple of Augustus is a well-preserved Roman temple in the center of Pula on the central town square. The temple dedicated to the first Roman Emperor Augustus was built during the emperor's life between 2 BC and his death in the 14th year of the new era. It is located on a podium with a tetrastylated porch with corinthian poles. It was built in the demanding technique opus isodomum. The dimensions of the temple are 8 m x 17.3 m.

A Small Roman theater

A small Roman theater in Pula was probably built in the 1st century on the eastern slope of the Pula’s hill at the foot of the old Castrum. It occupied much larger space than the one that is visible today, as archeological research has not yet been completed. In the Small Roman Theater, the remains of the foundations of the stage building and parts of the semicircular auditorium were partially reconstructed. The Twin Doors have leaded and still lead to the theater. Below the theater is the building of the former German gymnasium, where since 1930 the Archeological Museum of Istria has been housed with a rich fund of prehistoric, antique and early medieval archaeological monuments from all over Istria.

Historical and Maritime Museum

The historical and maritime museum of Istria is located on the highest hill in Pula, at an altitude of 32.4 meters, between the sea and the hills of Arena, Zara and St. Mihovil, in an adapted Venetian fort. On the hill today a historic baroque fortress from the 17th century dominates, erected by the sea, above the rich source of drinking water - the Nimfee, which was used in ancient times. But the continuity of settlements on this hill rises at the beginning of the 1st millennium BC, when there was a prehistoric fortress in this place - the settlement of Histra, the predominant inhabitants of Istria. It was one of over 400 prehistoric history town villages in Istria and the first settlement in the area of Pula.


Pula’s underground tunnels, Zerostrasse, are almost under the whole of Pula, and were created during the First World War for the needs of people in the event of aerial attacks on the city. The underground tunnel system consisted of shelters, trenches, galleries and passageways, as well as ammunition storage and communication corridors. Every hill in the heart of the city was drilled and digged, creating a widespread tunnel network.