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Address: | Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 060608

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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Very Ancient History, with Not Too Much to See!

So much history!! The site is located just past Palatine Hill. Circus Maximus (largest circus) was a chariot racetrack in ancient Rome. It was constructed in the 6th century BC... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Topeka, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much history!! The site is located just past Palatine Hill. Circus Maximus (largest circus) was a chariot racetrack in ancient Rome. It was constructed in the 6th century BC. It was the first, and largest, stadium in ancient Rome. The site was also used for other public events such as the Roman Games and gladiator fights and was said... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like me love history and historic places - you must go here! Rome is like Walking in a museum and it´s Amazing! This Place was once a huge arena and you can imagine how it looked when it was intact.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove around this huge site today with a tour group. Amazing, something I have always wanted to see having read about it before. It used to be where the Romans held chariot races and nowadays holds pop concerts instead. Recently they hosted Bruce Springstein there. Didn't get a chance to walk round it due to time constraints but will return... More 

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Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Circus Maximus is another of Rome`s highlights. The best view you get from the lower slopes of the Aventine Hill towards the sprawling expanse of a 250.000 seat ancient area with ruined palaces all around. A sight you won`t Forget soon.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be on the Hop On Hop Off bus and this was one area that my husband definitely wanted to see due to the fact that the chariot races and athletic contests were once held here. Right now it's pretty much a dust bowl. We did not even bother to get off the bus, but were very glad... More 

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Fresno, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There really is nothing left of the Circus Maximus except a dirt field. There are a few ruins behind a fence but you see way more just walking around town than you will here.

Thank Benton L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to see this from Palantine hill and save ourselves a bit of a walk. There isn't much left of it so it is a fairly quick view. Still it's nice to say you got to see such a cool structure even if there is hardly anything left.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was once ancient Rome's largest stadium holding up to 300,000 spectators. It was used for chariot races, athletic contests and wild animal fights. Now it is just a large dip in the ground covered in scruffy unkempt grass used by the locals to walk their dogs and jog around. Unless you are walking past on your way to something... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing amazing to actually see when you're here. But it is definitely worth a visit to think of what actually took place on this land. You can simply walk on it. There are no signs, guards, tickets, etc. Almost looks like a bare park so unless you have gps on your phone, you may miss it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was very cool to visit, although I wish that they would do more to restore it to it's original glory. Such a treasure

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