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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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Historic but empty

Worth going here if you want to stand where the races happen. You can look up to see where the emperor watched from his balcony. Other than that it's an empty field so you have to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Simon K
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth going here if you want to stand where the races happen. You can look up to see where the emperor watched from his balcony. Other than that it's an empty field so you have to have an imagination and passion for history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A worthy addition and short walk from the coliseum. Walk through, shut your eyes and imagine what a chariot race with 300k attendance must have been like... While I didn't get chariots, I did get the Boss on my last visit, rocking 100k fans in the centre of the Circo. A great experience.

Thank Bob J
Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the largest arena in Rome and one of the largest ever in the world we were told! With a regular attendance of over 100,000 people, and a capacity of 300,000 we were told! There wasn't much going on here, it's just reduced to ruin now and somewhat used as a park, over looked by the ruins of ancient... More 

Thank Adam L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chariot racetrack. Its impressively big, seated over 200000 people, maybe over 300000. You can walk around for free.

Thank Edward A
Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We never went in, choosing to see the coliseum instead, but it is in the same area of the coliseum. This is where there were chariot races and dangerous battles with animals. Huge ruins of an ancient entertainment complex. Can also be seen from along the backside of the Palantine hill. We saw as we walked along to Roman rose... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

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 January 18, 2017

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

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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