A Roman Amphitheatre in Croatia

Roman amphitheatre in Croatia

Roman amphitheatre in the city of Pula, Croatia.

Photo tour of Croatia, episode #4: Pula Arena

The Arena is a 2000 years old colosseum built by the Romans in the city of Pula and it’s a distinctive mark of this city.

The walls of the Arena

The ancient walls of the Pula Arena, in Croatia

Tower and walls of the Arena

Tower and walls of the Pula Arena.

Although some of its walls needed to be restored, the Arena is still well-preserved, thanks to the amazing architectural skills of the ancient Romans.

Interior of Roman colosseum in Croatia

Interior of Roman colosseum in Croatia.

Roman arena

The Roman arena from the inside.

Just like the Colosseum of Rome, the Arena of Pula hosted some of the most popular and bloodiest shows ever: the famous gladiator fights.

Ancient Roman amphitheatre

Ancient Roman amphitheatre - Pula, Croatia.

Amphitheatre interior

Amphitheatre interior.

Today, the amphitheatre is not only the main tourist attraction in Pula, but it also fulfills its initial purpose of hosting shows and live performances such as concerts and music festivals.

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8 Responses to “A Roman Amphitheatre in Croatia”

  1. Jim says:

    That arena seems very well preserved. 3 tiers high, still mostly intact, quite incredible considering its age!

    • Adrian B. says:

      You’re right Jim. Seems like pretty much everything the Romans have ever built was built to last.

  2. Abby says:

    Wow — incredible is right. It doesn’t seem real. I can’t imagine what it took to build something that would withstand time like that.

    • Adrian B. says:

      Aside from these people’s undeniable architectural skills, I think the materials they used were also a key to building something that would last over 2000 years: they used limestone blocks.

  3. Cam says:

    Very Cool! It’s quite impressive seeing the footprint of the Roman Empire in modern times

  4. Your photos of croatia are awesome

  5. Pete Heck says:

    We just came from Pula (2 days ago) and had a private tour of the Amphitheatre. We learned some pretty interesting facts about it and were certainly amazed how well preserved it was. Did you get a chance to go below?

    • Adrian B. says:

      Yes, we did but one thing we would have loved to see is a live concert or the famous film festival… Maybe next time :)

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