Hotel Amfiteatar Pula, located close to the Arena, is a stylish 3 star hotel. It offers 18 rooms, decorated and designed solely for the purpose of your comfort and relaxation. Rooms colours are in shades of light-green and beige, and provide a modern ambient setting.
The rich history of Istria offers visitors numerous locations worth seeing, all in the vicinity of our hotel. Our knowledgable staff will be glad to help you discover everything you want to visit during your vacation.The historical background of Istria goes back to ancient times, and there are still many visible examples, which provide a valuable insight into the way of life of the people who first occupied this land about a million years ago.
The city is well known for its rich Roman heritage; with the Arena being one of the most impressive buildings dating all the way back to the 1st century. The Arena is still used today as the perfect spot for many summer manifestations and festivals, and it only takes you a few minutes to get there from our hotel on foot.
Built during the 1st century, in the time of Cesar Augustus, these triumphal gates and temple are still in good shape considering the period they were built in. Near those two amazing structures there are also Twin Gate, the Gate of Hercules and Augustus’s Forum, which served as a perfect demonstration spot for many marching armies, politicians and spokesman who held their great speeches.
Two smaller theatres, paved with Roman square stone, have survived the burden of time and are decorated in the medieval and Roman way.
In the old Byzantine monastery that later became a Benedictine monastery, the floors and walls are still decorated with mosaics from the 6th century. The Church of Sv. Francis portrays the monastic revolution that ran from the monastery of the friars and beggars, right through to the Franciscan Monastery during the 18th century.
There are still some buildings (churches) that managed to survive the split between the eastern and western Catholic Church. This one was built in the 6th century, renovated during the 10th century and then given to the Orthodox Church in the 16th century.
If you are looking for an overview of the evolution and development of civilization in this region, Museum of Istria is the best place to visit. Museum offers a variety of exhibitions, including d’art and other objects that depict the historical and cultural moments and events that took place in this area. In taking you back to where it all started, it allows you to take a peek into the way of life of people who helped build Istria the way it is today.