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Circus Maximus, Rome
(2.6/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Head to ancient Rome at Circus Maximus, once the site of a Roman chariot racing stadium. This was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later empire. Enjoy a walk through the park to admire what remains of the place where more than 300,000 spectators once cheered on chariots. Information plaques displayed by the ruins tell more. Put Circus Maximus into our Rome itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rome.
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  • Whenever I pass I realize more and more of its Majesty. Placed in a perfect environment with the Roman Forum on one side and the Aventine hill on the other.
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  • According to tradition it was built between the Palatine and the Aventine by Tarquinius Priscus at the trough there and remained operational until 549. For dimensions that accommodate up to 300,000 spectators. We see today as green area imagining what happened here more than 2000 years ago. from there you can see the panorama of the imperial palaces of the Palatine.
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  • Even though it is a shame to see a mock-up of what it was before j still love this place
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  • Not one of Rome's better preserved relics. Mainly looks like an untended grass field, though crumbling relics from long-ago are in evidence. Yet knowing what once was can generate a thrill in standing on such historic ground.
  • We were just there, but could only see it for a few minutes to take pictures. Yet, when we were on the bus I looked out, saw it, and immediately jumped up to admire it. Nobody noticed until I started taking pictures. After just seeing the Colosseum, this was one of Rome's small marvels. However, allowing it to seat almost 250,000 spectators and the Colosseum being down the street, what an amazing atmosphere you had in that old city. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is that we didn't get a chance to go down into it.
  • It's big, it's beautiful. Remember Ben-hur? I could feel it and then someone told me Ben-hur was actually shot there 😲 But I feel authorities should put some efforts to make it look more like what it should be.
  • This thing is big! While not as immediately impressive as the nearby Colosseum, the magnitude of it is impressive. Also there is the view of the Fora and Colosseum
  • Amazing to imagine Ben Hur like people were racing here 2000 years ago