The Kastel, also known as ‘Pula Castle’ is a fortress in the Croatian city of Pula. The castle was built by the Venetians between 1630 and 1633 based on a design from French military engineer Antonio De Villa. It was built on the hill in the centre of Pula giving it a strategic advantage with its four towers built for security, over the years it has been improved numerous times. Today, the fortress is home to a museum as well as offering fantastic views over Pula from its vantage points.
With the castle being situated on top of a hill it is best for those who find walking difficult to get a taxi up to the castle. Otherwise walking to the sight is the most commonly used option.
Opening Times and Admission
With the castle being on the hill in the city and it also having many vantage points, it is an ideal place to take in views of the city. A museum is also situated on the site. Entrance fee for the castle is set at 20KN for adults and 10KN for concessions. The castle is open daily from 10am-10pm.