Cultural sight Austrian architecture in Pula , Travel Guide for holidays in Pula, Istria

Cultural sight Austrian architecture, Pula – Points of interests

In 1903 was the inauguration of the Market, a covered construction. At that time it was an extraordinary event, because for the first time iron and glass were used as the newest building material. That is why it was very popular and apeared very often on postcards. The whole mantel creating the outside wall was made entirely of iron construction supports and glass surfaces. The trading areas in the ground floor are spacious and functional, and till today the building has not lost its purpose, the belly of the town. It is the centre of the morning town life and everyone who wishes to feel the spirit of the Mediterranean should pass through its fish-market, take a glance at stalls with fruits and vegetable, take a coffee on its terrace and eavesdrop the morning throng and buzz of the town. Especially interesting are the great number of private villas for higher ranked officers and civil servants, mostly located in the southern suburb Sv. Policarp. The houses with one or two apartments were set along quiet streets and surrounded by greenery. Numerous ornaments, sculptures and architectural details bear the features of Viennese Secession that gave entire Pula an air of a Central European city. Some of the finest examples are Villa Horty, Villa Wolf and many others.