Fort Punta Christo

Pula, Croatia

Fort Punta Christo was built at the end of the 19th century by the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to defend City of Pula, their main naval port. Situated on a small peninsula at 45 meters above sea level, Fort Punta Christo offers a breathtaking view of the entrance to the Bay of Pula, its breakwater, as well to National Park Islands Brijuni on the other side. The fortress is surrounded by a deep ditch and there are three entrances leading to the fort. Inside the fort are three courtyards through which you can enter the underground areas of this magnificent structure. The fortress has as many as 270 spaces, covering an area of over 10,000 m2.

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Pula, Croatia
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Founded: 19th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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www.fortpuntachristo.net

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Srdjan Chanich (2 years ago)
Beautiful fort in Pula area. With one of the best views
mirka amrit (2 years ago)
Very interesting,though it is a ruin it offers beautiful views.
Filippo Merlini Cantatore (2 years ago)
Its always closed, they have the working hours in the front, but imagine this you walk all the way up there from hidrobaza just to find out it’s closed, and also how can it be closed on a monday in the morning in the middle of summer?
Светлана Ломоносова (2 years ago)
Very cool! A small bar with a DJ is open in the evenings. Gorgeous view of Fažana and the nearest beaches. A great place to meet the sunset with your loved one or a small party with friends. Explore all inputs of this amazing fort, you will be enchanted !!!
Ivan Lesar (2 years ago)
Known as the locarion of the well known Outlook festival in Croatia. A great sight to see, even if empty.
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