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.


Read Books in Valkane Cove

The small naval cove called Valkane can be found in Croatian City of Pula. It is a charming place by default, but even more thanks to its lovely library cabinet. Local people leave books inside so others can borrow them. Other people are welcome to leave their literary contributions as well. In addition, a box of chess is present, allowing the passionate players to have a round of the game on a table nearby. For centuries Pula has been known as City of Fugitives. Whoever runs away from something, sooner or later ends up on its gentle shores. It is nice to know that escapists of the world have such place and that book-reading and chess-playing is only one walk…

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