The Pula Aquarium is located in the 130-year-old fort Verudela, part of the once powerful defense complex of Austro-Hungarian Fortress Pula. Today, there are 100 species of North and South Adriatic fish species and 50 species of tropical sea and freshwater fish, as well as fish of Croatian rivers and lakes. The Pulski Aquarium is a attraction that will attract both children and adults. Along with the display of an aquarium, which is unique, interesting, inspirational and educational, it represents the natural and cultural heritage of Croatia, this aquarium is also unique to its location. Namely, it is located in the Austro-Hungarian fort Verudela, built in 1886, which is registered as a protected cultural heritage. Since 2002, the revitalization of the fort has been carried out so far. More than 1,000 m2 of indoor space and 5,000 m2 of outdoor surfaces are tailored to the needs of the aquarium and visitors. Most of the forts' rooms are converted to an aquarium setting, with the exception of the central part of the central block and the vault surrounding the fort, 100 meters long and 10 meters wide.
The centerpiece block of Verudela Fortress, currently empty, will be redirected to showcase the living world of the Adriatic and tropical habitats. In 2018, Aquarium Pula prepares the opening of two completely new pools (out of a total of three planned), each of which is 50000 liters. The ground floor pool will be home to some of the larger representatives of the Adriatic Sea such as buccaneus, pigeons and some species of sharks, while on the aquarium floor there will be tropical sharks and a hammer shark.
We have set up two large marine aquariums (Adriatic and Tropical), each of 50,000 liters. The third pool is decorated as a habitat for caiman and large freshwater fish and contains about 30,000 liters of water. In the process we have used over 50 m2 of our own production of artificial rock, made of composite materials that are completely inert and high aesthetics. The stone in marine aquariums simulates the tropical and the Adriatic ridge, and in the caiman's habitat the stone island hides technique and also serves as a sunbath place for reptiles.