The cruise terminal is located at quay Rijeka, near the amphitheatre. Castle and Historic Center just less than a 15 minute walk away.
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The Arena, the 6th largest surviving Roman amphitheatre. Towering over the nearby buildings this huge structure was barely saved from destruction several times during its life, mostly by various Venetians with plans to take it to Venice stone by stone as demonstration of the might of the Venetian empire. Many stones were taken to build houses and other structures around Pula, but fortunately this practice was stopped before the whole structure was destroyed. Entry (20 kn) gives you access to wander the inside of the Colosseum and visit the caverns beneath. The audio tour is very worthwhile.
The Forum is the main square in the center of the city. The square is built on the place of the ancient Roman forum. On the square there is city hall that was built in 10th century (parts of an old temple were used for the building as it can be seen on the rear side of the hall) and the Temple of August, from the first century.
Pula is a major Adriatic port and the largest city in Istria, Croatia. peninsula. Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, crystal clear sea, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
Visit Brijuni. Group of islands famous for their scenic beauty. They are a holiday resort and a Croatian National Park. They were also setlement in roman times and were part of Republic of Venice. There is also now famous Tito (leader of former Yugoslavia) residence. Boats go from small town near Pula named Fažana.
Walk down the Sergijevaca street where are many small shops, souvenir shops, bars and even sweet shops.
Istria is famous for its truffles and various truffle products.
1 Euro = 7.50 Kuna.
Bear in mind that the Croatian kuna is not exchangeable outside Croatia so you'll either have to change it back into your home currency in Croatia or do some last minute shopping.
If you come to Croatia equipped with euros you can pay for most excursions and car rentals and nearly all shops in euros without getting ripped off on an exchange rate as most of these items are priced in euros anyway.
The exception to this is the walk around the walls but you can pay by credit card at the office near the Pile Gate.
Language: Croatian. English well spoken.
Banks and post offices are generally open from 7AM to 7PM without breaks, and public offices from Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4PM. During the tourist season, post offices are generally open until 9PM, including Saturdays.
Shops and department stores are open from 8AM to 8PM without breaks.
Since 2009 shopping hours are not regulated anymore, therefore most stores in tourist destinations are open 7 days a week.
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