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Pula is Croatia's biggest city and one of its most popular holiday resorts. It holds a population of over 60,000 people and is loved for its gorgeous beaches resting on the coast, clear blue seas, clean sands and well maintained streets. It holds traditions of fishing and winemaking. Its shops and luxury accommodation have proven to be popular with thousands of holiday goers. The town is very pretty and comes alive at night and holds a history of 3000 years back. Pula is perfect for both couples, families and solo travellers who want to relax and learn a lot.

There are hundreds of places to choose from when eating out in Pula as well as something for all of the family. Many of the restaurants in Pula offer real traditional Croatian dishes. There are many romanic restaurants on the sea front as well as many family friendly eateries through the whole of the city. Most places serve good quality wines which are often locally produced as well as cheap beer. There are several restaurants that serve up Westernised dishes too. Especially fresh pastas and fish dishes.

Pula's most popular tourist attraction is the Pula Arena. It is now the 6th largest Roman Amphitheatre that still remains and holiday makers visit this wonderful remain to admire its jaw dropping architecture. Pula's main square is 'The Forum', a cluster of shops; as well as holding the city's town hall which rests here in this square on the ancient roman forum. For those real history lovers, visit the oldest museum in Croatia; The Archeology Museum in the nearby city of Split. The museum holds many artefacts from ancient, Roman, Christian and Medieval times. Try visiting the St. Francis Church and monastery, a place of worship dating back to the 14th century which is well maintained for tourists to enjoy.

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Key Facts

  • Language: Croatian
  • Currency: Croatian Kuna
  • Time Difference from UK: 1
  • Flight time: London: 2 hours
  • When to go: April to September