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Aquarium Pula, Verudela, Pula

Aquarium Pula isplaced in the Austro-Hungarian fortress Verudela, which was built in 1886 on the peninsula 3 km from the city centre of Pula. The works to transfor the fortress into the aquarium has been in progress since 2002. The installation has been set in about 60 tanks on the ground floor, the moat, and the first floor of the fortress. In an area of approx. 2000 m2 visitors can get acquainted with inhabitants of Northern and Southern Adriatic Sea, tropical marine and freshwater fish and with exemplary of European rivers and lakes.

Aquarium Pula, Verudela, fun for the whole family in Pula, Istria

Aquarium Pula, Verudela – Points of interests

From the roof of the fort, a beautiful view over the entire city of Pula and Istria extents to the distant horizont, while in the moat you can enjoy refreshments on our summer terrace.


Fortress Verudela
– Fortress with preserved rooms, tunnels and a moat
– Roof: Belvedere
– Moat with caponiers
– Exhibition of photographs with fortresses from Pula
– Exhibition of works from the International Fortification Architecture Workshops


Central part
– Central aquarium of 300 m3 for sharks

Ground floor
– Northern Adriatic flora and fauna
– NW caponier: Evolution exhibition with living fossils and reptiles
– SE caponier: fish from European rivers and lakes, shelter for red-eared slider turtles, summer terrace, interactive exhibition “The Park of Physics”

1st floor
– Southern Adriatic and Mediterranean flora and fauna
– Tropical marine
– Freshwater fish
– Marine Turtle Rescue Centre
– Projection of short educational movie “Posidonia oceanica“
– Marine chemistry and biology laboratories
– Sea horses room

For those who want to know more (during summer season)
– Demonstrations of marine biology or chemistry in our laboratories (included in the ticket price, TUE and THU, 11:00 – 12:00)
– Viewing during feeding time (included in the ticket price, from MON to FRI; 12:00 – 13:00)
– Oceanographic programme “Blue School” on the boat (up to 4 hrs, additional payment is required)

April, May and September 10.00 – 18.00 h
June – August 09.00 – 22.00 h
October – March 10.00 – 16.00 h