However, the best known among all such events is the national, and since recently international Film Festival which takes place every year in July.
In addition to its amphitheater, Pula has a range of other monuments dating from Roman times, like the Triumphal Arch of the Sergii in the very heart of the town.
The amphitheater was built during the rule of Emperor Vespasian in the 1st century BC and has remained virtually unchanged for 2000 years.
Once, it was used as an arena to stage cruel and merciless gladiator fights that were watched by up to 20,000 spectators, while today it is a tourist attraction and a favoured stage for various types of events, mostly concerts, from classical music and ballet to rock, which take well to the unique surroundings and acoustics.
The construction of the Great Wall was aimed at protecting the fertile agricultural land in China from incursions from the nomadic tribes of modern day Mongolia.