Pula’s Cathedral is an old lady, but proud of its age and what it survived. The very site of its construction was used by early Christians as a hideout during their persecutions. Named after the event of Mary’s Assumption, the huge building was erected in the 5th century, but was renewed many times during its rich history. It guards what are believed to be the relics of some important saints, including Thomas the Apostle, St. Basil the Great and St. George, the dragon slayer.
It is interesting to note that the Cathedral’s belfry, finished in early 18th century, was (shockingly) constructed with blocks of removed from Pula’s amphitheatre.