Pula is the largest city of Croatia's westernmost county - Istria County - and is located at the southern edge of the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The city covers an area of over 50 square kilometres and is home to a population of around 60,000 residents. The metropolitan area of Pula includes the municipalities of Barban, Fažana, Ližnjan, Marčana, Medulin, Svetvinčenat and Vodnjan. Croats comprise majority of the city's population which also features smaller percentages of ethnic minorities such as Serbs, autochthonous Italians, Bosniaks and Slovenians.
Though Pula is an excellent year-round destination, the best time to travel to the city would be during the summer season when the city temperatures are delightfully warm. The climate is generally humid and average temperatures can vary between 25°C to 6 °C, depending on the time of the year.
Travellers to Pula will also be offered a wealth of attractions and sight-seeing options. Some of the main attractions in Pula include one of the largest surviving Roman amphitheatres in the world, the ancient roman forum, as well as several other museums and Roman ruins that reflect the rich past of the city.
The Pula Airport is the main airport of Pula and is located about 6 kilometres away from the city centre. It is a fairly busy airport in Croatia, serving numerous airlines and passengers throughout the year. It also serves some of the smaller cities around Eastern Italy and Slovenia.
Muslim travellers may find it difficult to find Halal food in the city since there are no known Halal restaurants in Pula. Numerous vegetarian and seafood options are available at most restaurants in the city but it is recommended that you enquire about how food is prepared prior to dining, as an extra precaution.
Prayer facilities in Pula can be found at Medzlis Islamske Zajednice Pula which is a mosque in Pula located at L. Da Vinci 11. The mosque serves the small Muslim community living in the city and also holds daily prayers five times a day. The mosque may also be able to provide useful information about the best dining spots for Muslim travellers in Pula or whether there are any known Halal food outlets in the area.