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Address: | Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 060608
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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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I`m never moved by this dry open space which struggles to convey the activities of its days as a public meeting places for games and races in the classical era. Unless of course... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

So much history, so many movies fill your mind. Goose bumpy experience. Easy access by tram. No bar service on sight so take whatever you need with you.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked by and saw some ancient ruins on the other side thinking those were the Circus Maximus, turns out not. Wished there was a place with more information about it or some reconstruction. If you don't have much time in Rome, don't bother

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Circus Maximus might not look as exciting as some of the other Roman sites, but imaging the chariot races and the thousands of people lining the sides to watch made it all come alive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I`m never moved by this dry open space which struggles to convey the activities of its days as a public meeting places for games and races in the classical era. Unless of course it is taken over for demonstrations and/or big concerts in which case the traffic comes to a halt and the area is uunpleasantly crowded and best avoided.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you approach Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus; latin for largest or greatest circus) you immediately get a feel for the size of the arena where ancient chariot races where once held. Now it is a public park. Some excavation work appears to be going on at the south east end. The Circus is situated in the valley between the Palatine... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, when I was there it was straight after a festival or a concert and 2 day later it was still full of rubbish, tonnes of empty bottles lying around and big trucks were down there. It wasnt impressive at all and it was a dissapointment for me. Hopefully they will restore as it should be very soon because it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a really long field with a raised centre.... Has some historical relevance package it with the coliseum and the imperial forum, more of a side note than an attraction!

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From above Circus Maximus you can be transformed back in time and truly imagine being transformed back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Circus Maximus last Saturday evening to see Bruce & The E Street Band! Wow! I studied Latin at school and read of the history of Rome. To be sat on the still banked slopes of the side of this most historical of places which one held 350000 people made me shiver in wonder of it all. The... More 

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Norfolk UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are attending a concert at Circo Massimo (CM) here are some tips gleaned after we visited the Bruce Springsteen concert in 2016. I couldn't find anything about visiting a concert at CM so maybe this will be of interest. I bought the Concert tickets on the internet from Viagogo 3 months before the date of the concert and... More 

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