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Amphitheatre de Pula


This Roman amphitheatre – widely known as the Pula Arena – was built in the 1st century AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian at the same time as the magnificent Colosseum in Rome. The Amphitheatre de Pula was once the site of gladiator fights and water the site of knights’ tournaments and fairs in the Middle Ages. It’s understood to have once seated 20,000 spectators. These days it is among the world’s six largest surviving Roman arenas and is Croatia’s best-preserved ancient monument.