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The Pula Arena, Croatia welcomes the World Cup

Opening Game Brazil vs Croatia

13 June 2014 - The 1st century Roman amphitheatre in Pula, a scene of historical signaficance including historical gladiatorial battles welcomed local residents and tourists alike to enjoy a different type of content last night, 12 June 2014: the live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup opening game, Brazil vs Croatia on a HD resolution screen. Local DJ Marko Londer opened the entertainment programme from 7pm with free entrance for all.

The impressive Arena is one of the prime attractions for guests at the brand new Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin, just a short drive away, boasting six of its own FIFA-sized football pitches amongst other first-class sporting facilities.

‘The Arena’, one of the best well preserved iamphitheatre in the world, is still used for performances today and most recently as a film location for Emmy-winning TV show “The Borgias” as well as performances by top international artists including Joe Cocker, Leonard Cohen that took place last year. This summer, the Pula Arena will host Afro Cuban All Stars Live on 5 July, English soul singer-songwriter and actress Joss Stone on 1 August and Status Quo on 2 August 2014.

Pula is the largest city within the Istrian peninsula, the most western point of the Republic of Croatia on the Adriatic coast. It sits along an unspoilt coastline and boasts many nearby beaches and coves, excellent for diving and sailing. There are local farmers markets and a quaint, cobbled medieval old town. Istria itself is a gastronomic haven, renowned for its white truffles, olive oil, Malvasia and Teran wines and of course, excellent seafood.

Perfect for any type of traveler due to its diverse offering, the fourth Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts hotel to open in Croatia this month, will be welcome its first guests with a celebratroy 15% off discount on bookings and an additional €100 credit which can be used per room/ per booking when staying for over 6 nights from 21 June to 18 October 2014, when booked before 30 June 2014.