The Greek myth tells Pula was founded by Jason and Medea during their escape from Colchis fleets. Because of that, literature and poetry consider Pula to be ‘the city of fugitives’. And indeed, in many ways, Pula is a place of retreat to people tired of everyday worries, hungry for culture, joy and entertainment.
Pula was governed by many cultures since mythological times. Each of them left a mark on its ground. Old Romans constructed their shrines, gates and temples. And of course, the large amphitheater which became the very symbol of Istrian region. Christians build monasteries, churches and cathedrals. Medieval times, always full of intrigue and conflict, surrounded Pula with forts and defensive walls.
Today, many of these sites provide sceneries for music festivals and cultural events, thus making Pula a prime destination for entertainment, leisure and relaxation. Come, and discover your reasons to love this Croatian city.