Pula Arena is the largest and best preserved monument of ancient architecture in Croatia. Compared to more than 200 Roman amphitheatres, cloak of Pula amphitheater with four side towers is one of the best and rarest examples of the Roman technical and technological solutions.
It’s 6th largest Roman amphitheater in the world, and is the only one in the world with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved.
Arena is (along with a layout Motovun) on the reverse of banknote of 10 Croatian kunas.
The construction of the Arena took place in several stages during the 1st century. It is believed that already in the time of Emperor Augustus in the same place stood a similar, but smaller and mostly made of wood buildings. During the reign of the Flavian dynasty (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian) in the second half of the 1st century Arena was further expanded, and the wooden parts were replaced with stone and Arena takes its present appearance.
Zagreb-Rijeka highway, exit Rijeka-Kun, further direction Pula, Ucka tunnel and continue in the direction of Kanfanar, Pula. It’s in the centre of Pula.