About Pula

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.


Observe the Sun Descending Over Uljanik Inlet

Sometimes, a lovely dusk is all the photographer needs to make a perfect image. Such are pictures made by our photo-artist Goran Sebelic who filmed the gentle play of sunrays above Uljanik Inlet. The large cranes of local shipyard greatly added to the scenery, as well as small fisherman boats that charmingly wait for their owners on the sea surface. For several years, Croatian shipbuilding industry is going through the crisis. The long tradition of vessel construction is jeopardized by strong competition and unstable global economy. Maybe the relaxing atmosphere surrounding the shipyard is a glimpse of more pleasant times arriving. Uljanik Inlet is a small locality in Pula Bay. The name is derived from the word ulje, meaning ‘oil’…

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