Over the past years, the unique gladiator fights spectacle has attracted thousands of visitors to the Arena of Pula. From June to September, the event known as Spectacvla Antiqva, which takes place in the Roman amphitheatre, recreates gladiator fights. These gladiator fights are just as attractive and interesting as in Roman times, but luckily, they do not end in death as the ancient ones.
Spectacvla Antiqva introduces its spectators to the tradition that dates back to the 4th century BC. Gladiator fights in the Arena evoke the spirit and mentality of ancient times; revive the days of gladiator fights, which were carefully organized and extremely popular, yet brutal with no mercy.
Spectacvla Antiqva offers spectators not only the excitement of gladiator fights, but also introduces them to life in the Roman Empire, presented by a narrator in an interesting, humorous and educational way.
Today’s gladiators fight with real weapons, dressed in authentic clothing, wearing protective body armor, all hand-made replicas of ancient Roman ones. At the end of the program, visitors can take photos with gladiators and admire their unique equipment.