Constructed during the turn of the 19th Century, Fort Punta Christo is perched on a scenic peninsula which seemingly juts out into the vast blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. Built under the command of the Austrian royals to safeguard the city of Pula, the fort is ringed on all sides by dense groves of vegetation. An eerie atmosphere pervades this fort which harbors sprawling courtyards, ruinous, crumbling walls, and cavernous underground spaces. Believed to be one of the most well-preserved and beautiful fortifications in Pula, the fort, today, serves as a scintillating summertime destination hosting concerts, events and theatrical shows. Set ablaze by numerous iridescent lights come night, the fort stands as one of the most significant cultural entities of the city. Affording spellbinding panoramas across the sea, this majestic coastal fortification bears a seamless synergy between historic fervor and architectural splendor.