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Gate of Hercules (Porta Herculanea)

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Address: Carrarina ulica, Pula, Croatia
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Built by a woman

I notice the reviews aren't great, but I enjoyed the history, and the fact it was built by a woman, who's name is carved at the top!

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Marion, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I notice the reviews aren't great, but I enjoyed the history, and the fact it was built by a woman, who's name is carved at the top!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The arch of the Gate of Hercules is built right in the city wall that surrounds the old town of Pula. It is nothing really spectacular, but does have a relief of Hercules' head carved into the upper portion of the arch. At one time, the gate was between two medieval towers. Uncovered in the last century, it now serves... More 

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Ridgetown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is an interesting gate in the old town wall. It would have been barely worth a glance had we not been on a tour with our local guide hired by Collette. He pointed out the inscriptions and outlined a bit of the history. That said, it was only worth a short stop.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Worth it to glance at if you are in the area. No signage, not much to see , not worth going out of the way.

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Vacallo, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A very nice and interested place the Gate of Hercules. It must be seen with all other roman constructions of the town.

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Lodz, Poland
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Maybe it is not something big and very impressive but it is for sure an important and very old part of our history.

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Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Gate of Hercules is located just after the Twin Gate and is one of the oldest remaining gates dating back to the 1st century BC. Built of uncarved stone blocks, the gate has a hardly recognizable head of Hercules carved at the top of the arch. Worth a look

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Warren, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Not far from the Arena in Pula is the best-preserved of the ancient gates to the old city, the Porta Herculanea. The gate is inscribed with the names of two Roman officials - Calpurnius Piso and Cassius Longinus - who served here from 47-44 BC, making it easy to date this gate to their period of service. The figure of... More 

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Honestly we passed next to it while walking from Serge Arch to the Arena - and did not notice. If you pass by, just make sure you check all gates - and than you wont miss it. Nice place to see in the evenings.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

We saw this gate while on a walking tour - I have seen other reviews that say this is hard to find, I think you are more likely to just walk past it.

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