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Address: | Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Picture more than 300,000 Roman spectators cheering chariot races inside...

Picture more than 300,000 Roman spectators cheering chariot races inside this huge Roman circus, which was built to entertain emperors during the time of Imperial Rome.

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Came here after the Coloseum which is nearby. To be honest there's not much to see unless you pay to go in but you can walk around the large part where the chariot races would of... read more

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Formby, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here after the Coloseum which is nearby. To be honest there's not much to see unless you pay to go in but you can walk around the large part where the chariot races would of been held for free which is what we did.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shades of Ben Hur. Still a pretty impressive ancient chariot race course. Imagine that besides chariot racing, that staged battles were fought here along with a menagerie of animals thrown in for excitment. One huge massive sports stadium. It was rebuilt several times but it eventually fell to ruins. Now it is still amazing to see the outline of what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located across from the Colosseum. Gorgeous even in ruin. Closes early and sometimes crowded but a must see.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the newly open area one end of the Circus Maximusm the short end towards the Colosseum area. After years of work they finally open last November the original part of the Circus. You can walk along the road like hundreds of years ago, climb the original steps and see the ancient toliets. Imagine the stores all around where... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely long park area that was the former sight of the Circus Maximus. It is definitely worth coming past if you are in the area and if you have the opportunity to find a tour or some history lessons so that you get to learn the history of the area.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the gladiators used to train and it is very peace spot in the city. You can see Palatine Hill from here and it's great where you want a rest and watch the city go by. It's a good spot to be looking at the trees and eating out of a food truck

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this while looking at a map near our hotel, it was fascinating standing thinking that this was where the chariot racing was once held There is not much left but lovely watching and looking at what is left amazed it has stood the test of time

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well this place used to be the ground for Chariot races in Roman era! And the emperor can view the race from his palace on Palatine Hill! Now this huge vast ground is left open and you see people walking their dogs!!!!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just sit down for a while, and just imagine what unfolded here. There is not much left to see, so use your imagination and see the chariots racing around this vast track. It would help if there were some information for you to read.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We set out with high hopes to see the sights at Circus Maximus but felt let down when we arrived. The site was promoted as free but to enter the exhibit area there is a fee. While the main portion was free to view and walk around there we did not see signs with descriptions or information to help understand... More 

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