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Address: | Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 0608

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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Would have got a 5 star rating in its day I'm sure.

It's very close to the main sites and is definitely a must see but, as others have commented, the authorities have yet to maximise the potential of the site. At least they haven't... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sugar Land, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Circus Maximus is the arena for Chariot Racing during the early Roman days. Not much left to see but an interesting walk and let your imagination run wild visualising the chariots racing around the track with the cheers from spectators echoing around

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very close to the main sites and is definitely a must see but, as others have commented, the authorities have yet to maximise the potential of the site. At least they haven't built on it! Still, it doesn't take too much imagination to visualise chariots hurtling round with the masses roaring and the emporer and associates watching from up... More 

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La Marina, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to see except people walking dogs and joggers. Waste of time going there. Lots of nice tiny flat stones to collect....

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't anticipate seeing incredible ruins like the Coliseum or Palatine Hill. Circus Maximus is largely a open field with ruins nearby and some excavation of the actual site. You likely won't be awe struck but I'd still go - I've gone back twice in 2 years - because it's an important archeological site.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too bad the ruins at one end were gated off and closed but you could easily imagine chariot races here.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in here for about 15 minutes to take a few quick pictures. Most or the structure has b en destroyed so I recommend viewing a picture of what the area used to look like while standing there. Very impressive!

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Englewood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We have been twice. Neither visit was very exciting to witness. I guess in a city of so many historical buildings and locations, it just looks like a field with a track around it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We (4 of us including our 15yr old boy and 13 yr old girl) were here as part of a 4 night visit. (Please see the other reviews if you're planning something similar). There seems to be a common failing of much of Rome’s tourist infrastructure; the city is so well endowed with historical treasure it appears unwilling to spend... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Expectations for this attraction were much higher. Very little in the way of signage or information on the attraction. Most see it from the tourist bus - probably best as it was not worth the walk about.

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