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Park Plaza Verudela Pula
Park Plaza Verudela Pula

Verudella 11, Pula 52100

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (403 reviews)

Located on the eastern side of the alluring Punta Verudela peninsula, Park Plaza Verudela Pula is just steps from some of …

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Splendid Golden Rocks Resort
Splendid Golden Rocks Resort

Verudella 6/B, Pula 52100

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (151 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Pula resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Bourguignon, Forum, and Temple of Augustus. Pula Fortres …

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City Center rooms Pula
City Center rooms Pula

Mutilska 6 & Vrtlarska 1, Pula 52100

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Situated in Pula, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Arch of the Sergians, Forum, and Temple of Augustus. Pul …

£38
Coloseum Apartments Pula
Coloseum Apartments Pula

ARGONAUTSKA 77,, PULA 52100

Situated in Pula, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Golden Sun Casino, Pula Arena, and Forum. Temple of Augustus and Pula …

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Saric
Saric

VALMADE,8A, PULA 52000

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Pula, this apartment is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pula Arena, Temple of Augustus, and Pula Fortress. Forum is 2.2 mi …

£78
Marina Hotel - Restaurant
Marina Hotel - Restaurant

Trg stare škole 2, Fazana 52212

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Situated in Fazana, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Brijuni National Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Brioni Golf Course. Pul …

£37
Villa Mihaela
Villa Mihaela

Vodnjanska Cesta 53a, Fazana 52212

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated on the waterfront, this aparthotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from St Blaise's Church and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Brijuni Nationa …

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Villa Vizula
Villa Vizula

Brajdine 110, Medulin 52203

3.0 out of 5.0

This Medulin apartment is on the beach, 0.6 mi (1 km) from Bijeca Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Levan Island and Forum. …

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Stupice Mobile Homes
Stupice Mobile Homes

Selo 250, Medulin 52203

2.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

This Medulin caravan park/campground is on the beach, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Kamenjak National Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of …

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Luna Sol
Luna Sol

Prodol 36, Marcana 52208

2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Marcana, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Glavani Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Pula Arena and Temple of …

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Pocket Guide: Pula Temple of Augustus Hotels

The colourful city of Pula on the southwest tip of Istria is brimming with Roman history, and attracts countless archaeology, history and culture lovers each year. Overlooking the Forum, the city's Roman town square, the imposing Temple of Augustus dates back to around the 2nd Century BC, when it was built to honour the great emperor Augustus. It's said to be one of the finest examples of architecture from the early Empire.

The History of the Temple

The Temple of Augustus was one of three temples built at the same time, but it's the only structure still standing in its entirety. One of the others, the Temple of Diana can still be seen as a ruin.

It’s only thanks to the hard work of Italian archaeologists that the Temple of Augustus is still standing. It was severely damaged by a bomb in World War II, but was painstakingly reconstructed, and is used today as a museum for Roman stone and bronze sculptures.

How to Find the Temple of Augustus

You can't miss the Temple of Augustus. It stands proudly in the Forum, which is centrally located in Pula's old town, within walking distance of many local hotels and near to the pebbled beaches and charming harbour-front. Reached by stone steps, the temple is perched on a high stone podium and fronted by a grand portico held up by four smooth Corinthian-style columns. It's decorated with an intricately carved frieze.

The famous Pula Arena, a well-preserved 1st-century BC Roman amphitheatre, is also a short stroll away.

Eating Out near the Temple

The old town is full of rustic restaurants, lively pavement bars and cosy taverns, with many serving classic truffle-infused Istrian dishes alongside pizzas and pasta – as the Roman ruins remind you, the influence of Italy is never far away here.

Accommodation Options for Temple of Augustus Visitors

Finding a hotel near the Temple of Augustus is easy. Pula city offers a wide range of accommodation, from intimate, family-run hotels to modern self-contained apartment complexes and low-key hostels. There is also a handful of charming four and five star options and some boutique hotels.

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