Visualia festival of Pula is a festival that tries to bridge the gap between the old and the new, by introducing new and modern technology to the city that is filled with locations, buildings and constructions that date back to the days of the Roman Empire. The festival started out in 2013 with the aforementioned idea being the reason behind it. Today, mere years away it is already possible to say that it succeeded in doing what it intended thanks to the following it gets in the media and to a large number of people – both from Croatia and from around the world – that come to Pula in order to enjoy it. It is the only festival of its kind in the region and as such it generates quite a bit of attention, and in turn proves that new and modern can mix with the old. The festival runs for three days, and in that time it offers a vast range of audiovisual attraction spread over various attractive locations throughout the city.
The last edition of the festival included twelve locations that featured twenty installations. The repertoire of the festival repeats itself through the three days, giving the visitors enough time to see everything without missing a single thing, and in addition to that, there is some additional features and attractions sprinkled in each day. Visualia festival features more than just artists from Croatia, making it an international festival in every sense of the word. Visualia is based on audiovisual art, which features various light installations spread out around the city, interactive performances that invite the spectators to join in, impressive 3D video mapping over impressive architecture, most notably the Roman amphitheater called Arena, astonishing mixes of light and sound installations and other light shows. So come over, take a stroll through the streets of Pula and enjoy the (light) show!
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