Golden Gate, one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Pula. It was erected in the first century BC, and leaning against the gate Porta Aurea or so named because of the richness of ornamental arch or the gilded doors. Gates and ramparts were demolished in the early 19th century due to urbanization and the expansion of the city outside the walls. Arch was built in the Corinthian style, with a strong Hellenistic influence in Asia Minor in the way of decoration and motifs.
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Region : Istra
Istria is Croatia's largest (and the Adriatic) peninsulaIt is located on the sjeverome part of the Adriatic Sea on the territory of Slovenia, Croatia and ItalyGeographic boundaries Istre line goes from the Bay MUGGIA to the bay Preluka (by examplePart of Istria OpatijaThe western coast of Istria is shallow water, and more divorced, while the steep eastern and less populatedIstria is usually divided into three parts: the Red Istria (west coast), where the predominant red-brown earth (crljenica) Gray Istria (central Istria), the gray glinenastog soilWhite Istria (Učka slopes and the eastern part of the peninsula) because of the rocky soilThe eastern coast of Istria (the so-calledLiburnija or cities Brsec, Lovran, Opatija, Volosko, bake, Kastav) and the western part of the Kvarner Bay of the 1993 administrative year is separate from the rest of Istria in the Republic of Croatia, so that today Istria is divided between two counties: Istria and Primorsko-GoranskaA large part of Istria covers Istria CountyImportant cities and municipalities of Istria include Pula, Pazin, Porec, Rovinj, Opatija, Umag, Novigrad, Labin, Buzet, Motovun, Koper and Piran
Location : Pula
There is a legend in which he described the chase boat Argo and the Golden Fleece. According to the legend of King Kolhide subjects were dropped from further pursuit after their son was killed the king. The fear that as long as they return to Colchis, to be punished for the death of the prince, they decided to settle in the place of his death. Pula is therefore kolhiđanskim fugitives was the refuge and place of banishment. Thus the hard old life of famous geographer Strabo says that this is based Pula.According to this legend, Pula was founded in front of more than three thousand years. Pula in Illyrian times, until the arrival of Roman legions, was only Nezakcija nearby surroundings, the dominant political and military center. Because of the importance of the military position, and the intensive colonization and trade ties, Pula takes leading position in the region. Parallel to this develop Stonecutting for numerous buildings in Pula, agriculture, olive growing, fishing and pottery.During the centuries of the Roman period have been built in Pula and formed the most valuable monuments of antiquity in Croatia. The most valuable and most famous monument is the time of the Roman Arena. This is the amphitheater, the struggle for human and animal, built in I century AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian. Arena size is about 130 x 105 ma height 32 m, which puts him in sixth place among the world's largest amphitheatres. Arena could accept up to 23,000 spectators.The Austro Hungary, Pula turned into a large and important port. But today is a great tourist center of Pula, which can be proud of its rich past and its guests by offering the world's largest values.
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