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Circus Maximus

Via del Circo Massimo | Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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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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“chariot races” (88 reviews)
“circo massimo” (28 reviews)
“public park” (10 reviews)
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Via del Circo Massimo | Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
Aventine
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+39 06 0608
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$42 per adult
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"chariot races"
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"circo massimo"
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"public park"
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"mouth of truth"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Circus Maximus was famous as chariot race track. It was constructed in the 6th century BC. The arena was also used for gladiator fights. What we see are the remaining ruins. We visited on the HOHO bus and spent some time taking photos and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Circus Maximus was an arena for horse races during the Roman Empire. Now it looks like a ruin. If you have time, take a short stop - 15-20 minutes, take pictures and go to another tourist destination. I'm suggesting the Trastevere neighborhood.

Thank Florentin Adria... G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Home to the ancient chariot races, when you imagine it you expect so much but unfortunalty when you get there you feel a little disappointed as so much has been torn down or lost. When you compare the efforts that have been taken to holding...More

Thank Bhaves P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We encountered excellent New Year Eve entertainment at Circus Maximus. Spectacular entertainment, dance and fireworks even if we could not understand a thing the FM radio style MC hosts we saying. The Italian crowd thought a lot of it hilarious.

Thank A-Reel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins of the one grand Circus Maximus or Roman Chariot Race venue. A large oval race track with seating for literally thousands to watch the races that were depicted by the movie Ben Hur. The only rule for the participants, "there are no rules"...More

Thank Ichabod C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the Circus Maximus whilst walking to the Colosseum. I didn’t even know we had passed it until we looked at our map. I thought it was just a massive strip of grass. I wouldn’t go out of your way to see this. For...More

Thank Shane77H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked here in the blazing sun. I imagine if you’re more knowledgeable than we, you might appreciate the history here. We might very well have missed a spectacular part. Family of 4 with kids 15 and 12. Husband HAD to see this. Kids wilting in...More

Thank TheSecretVagabond
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A barren area of land with few remains, don't expect much. You'll have to read up on its history and use your imagination to appreciate the location in Roman times

Thank atenolol
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional photographs of Rome portray this area as twice the size of the colosseum so really expected something magnificent. However it is evident that there has been poor funding for this, as nothing has been attempted to be restored and you could easily walk past...More

Thank Sam C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very excited to see the Circus Maximus, and it was a bit of a let-down when I got there. It's just a big elliptical track in a low point in between the Aventine and Palatine Hills. There are beautiful views of the Palatine...More

Thank johnarama
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