Colloseum in Pula

Album: Pula, Region: Istria

Roman Ruins Pula's most imposing sight is the 1st-century Roman amphitheater overlooking the harbor north-east of the old town. Built entirely from local limestone, the amphitheater was designed to host gladiatorial contests and could accommodate up to 20,000 spectators. The 30m-high outer wall is almost intact and contains two rows of 72 arches but the stone spectator seats were removed for building materials in the Middle Ages. Pula is the largest city in Istria, situated at the southern tip of the peninsula. Is the largest city in Istria, Croatia, at the southern tip of that peninsula, population 58,594. Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea.

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