Outside our magnificent Arena venue, Pula offers something for everyone. During your visit, here are some of the things we recommend you see or do in and around the city.
The history of Pula extends beyond the arena, as the sturdy Pula Kaštel also sits upon a hill in the center of the city. The old Venetian fortress is open to the public, offering great views as you walk around its walls.
Aquarium Pula is home to hundreds of fish species native to the Adriatic coastline. Located inside another of Pula’s old fortresses, its mesmerising underwater displays are a good way to spend an hour or two.
MAX CITY SHOPPING CENTER
In the most beautiful part of Pula – Stoja, surrounded by beaches and walkways you’ll find Max City, the largest shopping mall in Istria. Discover all the latest trends in more than 70 stores of the world’s most famous fashion, sport, beauty and multimedia brands. Find a great selection of street food and modern cafes as well as Cinestar – the only modern 5-star cinema in Istria.
The WWI tunnels of Zerostrasse expand underneath almost the entirety of Pula, and offer an insight into the city’s more contemporary history. Also open to the public, this attraction is well worth a look during your stay.
VEREDULA ART PARK
One of the newest attractions in Pula, Verudela Art Park is an artistic area in which visitors can explore over 5000 square metres of idyllic space, dotted with art installations from famous sculptors.
Those who fancy a dip in the Adriatic Sea can do so at Wake Park, a cable Wakeboard and Waterskiing center based in the nearby Valovine Bay. The attraction also comes with its own bar, offering refreshments as you look out towards the horizon.
ARCH OF THE SERGII
A fine example of just some of the intricate architecture to be found around Pula, the Triumphal Arch of the Sergii can be found and admired in the middle of a busy shopping area within the city.
TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS
Catching the eye, the historic Temple of Augustus stands in the city’s main forum square. One of the best Roman temples outside of Italy, it’s worth investigating if you find yourself in the older part of Pula.
Along the Pula coastline, there are even more waterborne activities. The inflatable Aquapark Šumilandia provides a fun, off-shore experience to help you cool down during the hot Croatian summer heat.
BRIJUNI NATIONAL PARK
For those looking to venture further afield, the Brijuni Islands are just a stone’s throw away from Pula via a short boat trip. A stunning, untouched archipelago, be sure to witness this natural spectacle should you find the time.
Pula offers up 30km of coastline, brandishing stunning beach locations for visitors to discover in the surrounding areas. From the extensive Hidrobaza Beach to the more intimate spaces of Gortanova Uvala, there’s much to enjoy on the sea-front.
SHOPPING IN PULA
Pula offers a great shopping experience to all those who visit it. One of the most crowded streets in the city is full of commercial outlets such as gift shops, markets and boutiques, with everything you could ever need, located in one, centralised area.