Lighting Giants


Don't miss Pula's star evening attraction, an amazing lighting display at the city's 19th-century Uljanik shipyard, one of the world's oldest working docks. Renowned lighting designer Dean Skira has lit up the shipyard's iconic cranes in 16,000 different colour schemes, which come alive on the hour for 15 minutes.

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1. Roman Floor Mosaic

0.19 MILES

One of the intriguing things about Pula is the way that Roman relics pop up in the most unlikely of places. This remarkably well-preserved 3rd-century…

2. Temple of Augustus

0.26 MILES

Fronted by a high porch supported by six Corinthian columns, this small but perfectly proportioned temple was built sometime between 2 BC and AD 14. It…

3. St Francis' Monastery & Church

0.27 MILES

Built in 1285, Pula's Franciscan monastery has an extraordinary 15th-century gilded altarpiece behind the altar of its cavernous church – but that's not…

4. Arch of the Sergii

0.32 MILES

Also known as the Golden Gate (Zlatna vrata), this majestic arch was erected around 27 BC to commemorate three brothers from the Sergius family who fought…

5. Istria Historical & Maritime Museum

0.35 MILES

Since ancient times the 34m hill at the centre of Pula's old town has been fortified. The current star-shaped fortress was built by the Venetians in the…

7. Tržnica


City life in Pula revolves around its gorgeous 1903 succession-style market building, and the produce stalls and cafes that surround it.

8. Zerostrasse

0.41 MILES

This underground system of tunnels was built before and during WWI to shelter the city's population and serve as storage for ammunition. Now you can walk…