What Else To See
Located on the south-west coast of peninsula Istria in Croatia, Pula is known for a rich cultural and historical heritage, offering remnants all the way from Roman monuments and ruins; the still used ancient Roman Amphitheater, Roman Forum, August’s Temple and Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, over Pula Castle with cannons from Napoleonic times, to Austro-Hungarian architecture, numerous fortifications and the large, historic Pula Harbor.
All this combined with traditional Croatian hospitality, local cuisine, wines, and the Mediterranean atmosphere of a region that features some of the finest wild and romantic coastlines of the Adriatic Sea. This is where the goat, heraldic animal of both Istria and the dark side of Heavy Metal, has started its annual call. (photos by Damir Bošnjak & Danijel Bartolić)
Pula as a leisure destination.
Pula is a great leisure destination with kilometers of the finest and cleanest beaches on the Adriatic coast. What you should know about Pula beaches is that they are mostly pebble and surrounded by comforting pine forest. All the beaches are very well connected by city bus lines and you can get there in the moment. The next few photos show beaches that are only a few minutes’ walk from the festival venue.
Pula and Istria as a home of legends.
Pula and Istria are known for many legends and stories about vampires, werewolves, ghosts and witches (Strige and Striguns, as they are called by locals). One of the most renowned is Jure Grando, the first documented vampire in history. Here is story about Jure Grando, his life and afterlife: https://youtu.be/9P3-gOSN9wk