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Hospitality at Outlook 03.09.16: Exploring Pula

We’re jetting off to the luxurious beaches of Croatia for the very first time! This year Hospitality will be gracing Outlook festival along with our finest assets. On Saturday 3rd September we will be taking over The Clearing, featuring London Elektricity, Nu:Tone, Logistics and an exciting B2B from Med School’s finest Etherwood and Keeno, plus much more. We are very excited to be hosting the prime slot on the main stage this year, so expect one heck of a party!

Now in it’s 9th year, Outlook festival has built up a worldwide reputation for showcasing the finest underground dance music. This year’s lineup features the likes of Damian “jr Gong” Marley, Noisia, Stormzy and is looking like it could be the best year yet for Outlook. Set amongst the stunning scenery of Pula, everything kicks off on Wednesday the 31st with the opening ceremony, in the island’s 2000 year old Roman amphitheatre followed by four days of beach and boat parties and of course bass fuelled all nighters in the impressive Fort Punta Christo.

The striking city of Pula dates as far back at the 10th Century B.C.E and is overflowing with culture. With it’s wealth of Roman architecture and unspoiled natural surroundings taking time out from the festival and visiting this fine city is highly recommended. We’ve come up with a few of our favourites…

In the heart of Pula stands The Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, also known as “Golden Gate”. A richly ornamented arch covered in gilded elements is a sight you won’t be able to miss. If you’re lucky, you might even catch one of many cultural or musical performances that take place there.

 

On the off chance that you’re caught in some not so glorious weather, The Istria Museum of Contemporary Arts is a must see. Rich in the city’s artistic exploits, the museum is set in what used to be an austro-hungarian military base which alone is an impressive structure. If you feel like admiring the latest exhibitions or simply engulfing yourself in the cultural atmosphere be sure to pay a visit.

 

By far one of the most impressive monuments, the Arena of Pula is a definite must see. Outlook’s opening ceremony will be taking place here but we highly recommend visiting the Roman Amphitheatre during the day to admire it’s full beauty. Once the site of epic gladiator fights, now a venue for countless events held in the city you do not want to miss an opportunity to learn about this spectacle’s fascinating history.

 

If all that doesn’t feed your appetite for sightseeing, the coast is dotted with fragrant pine groves, seaside cafes and lavish restaurants all perfect for taking in the sea air. If you are feeling like venturing a bit further out The sensational Kamejak Peninsula is just a short slightly further out  certainly not to go a miss.

Traveling around Pula is really simple, to get to the Amphitheatre you can just take a bus to the port in the centre of Pula, where there are regular boats across the water. Traveling around the city is nice and easy, you can find all bus timetables and prices HERE. As for getting taxis, there is a rank close to campsite. Make sure that you’re keeping safe, that the taxi is registered and don’t be afraid to haggle!

For more information on the city, visit Lonely Planet

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Words by: Sarah Hancock

Posted 20th April 2016 in Blog, Features