Arena that was next to the Colosseum
The Arena is the monument which is the most significant and well-known of Pula, on the southern tip of the area of Istria in Croatia. Before that, this area was part of the Roman Empire, and they constructed what is now named after Arena di Pola. Here there were were organized gladiatorial fights. It was constructed in the 1st century, in the time of Emperor Vespasian, alongside the most famous style construction, the Colosseum in Rome. It is elliptical. In the center, there is a flat space, which acted as the arena for fighting. In total, over 20,000 people came to see the fights. The structure is of limestone of the area and is well preserved today.