Pula is the largest city in Istria. It is located in the south of the Istrian peninsula in a deeply protected bay, within which is located the pulp shipyard, the oldest industrial plant of the city opened by the Emperor Francis Joseph in 1856, his wife Empress Elizabeth known as Sissi. This is the only European shipyard on an island that once was covered with olive trees and where the shipyard was named after the railway line. Today, pulp scissors are dominated by high cranes, and the shipbuilding tradition slowly goes into oblivion …
When you arrive in Pula, the largest city in Istria, you will first notice the great Roman Colosseum where gladiatorial battles were once held. Today, the Pula amphitheater is the venue for festivals and music concerts, and is also the largest and most beautiful open-air stage in Croatia, where you can enjoy all the spectacles under the stars, for this summer there are plenty of concerts send by dates and performers.
Pula with its 3,000 year anniversary is the place where the past, the present and the future are met. Did you know that in the place where you are right now in the Middle Ages there was a city cemetery mentioned in the VI singing of Dante’s Hell. Passing through the Sergijeva Slavica known as the Golden Gate you enter the old town’s shopping and dining district where you can buy a variety of souvenirs, refreshed with excellent ice cream and drinks and the peak of your walk will be at the main Pula town square Forum with the town hall and the Augusta temple as the main architectural adutime of the square.
Food and olive oil
Original olive oil and Istrian delicacies
Pula and its oak are known as the best olive oil production in the world. Many local olive oil producers offer their quality products. If you continue your walk from the bustle of the Forum through the Kandler’s street that abounds in the Venetian medieval architectural tradition you will find the only museum of olive oil in the world that gives you the opportunity to see how olive oil is produced. Pula is a town situated on 7 hills. On one of them, just above the museum of olive oil, there was a pulp castle built during the time of the Venice city administration.
We recommend that you take a walk in the city’s green market, located under centuries-old chestnut trees. Within the Pula town market there is the indoor part of the market, a two-storey building constructed during the Autum Management of Pula, which was thoroughly reconstructed in 1997, from when it got its present appearance and function. There are numerous booths and catering facilities, and there is also a fish market with a rich offer of fish from our sea.
From a walk in the city, the man is hungry. Pula offers a number of places to refresh that are price-adjusted to each pocket. Our recommendation is to visit the Boccaporta restaurant in the Dolinka Dolac area, with the owner who has been titled for a few seasons with the title of a Croatian master.