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Colosseum, Rome

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Considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering, Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in the world. This world-famous Roman landmark is one of the city's most visited attractions, so expect a long line and an even longer wait. Skip the long line for the general entry by joining a guided tour of the site or by booking your tickets online. Built of concrete and stone, the elliptical amphitheater was originally capable of seating some 50,000 spectators who came to watch animal fights and gladiatorial combats. Emperor Vespasian began the amphitheater project in 70 CE. It was completed during the reign of Titus about ten years later, measuring 48 m (157 ft) high, 188 m (617 ft) long, and 156 m (511 ft) wide. Plan your visit to Colosseum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rome online visit planner .
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  • The Colosseum is a worthwhile visit. The architecture is great to look at, and for the price, it is worthwhile going inside.  more »
  • What is there to say, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome, get there early or pay a premium (€15) for a queue jumping guided tour. €12 normal or €27 for guide and no queue.  more »
  • Amazing!!!! Long lines of állnak...de quite well ... be worth to go. Nice views of the creation. Fantaszikus experience.
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  • Absolute monumental! If you’re in Rome there is no question about should you shouldn’t you - you have to come to the Colosseum. You get awestruck walking around it. It is amazing that this was built 2000years ago and it’s still standing. When enter there are some steep steps to climb but once you’re up it’s breath taking - so much history in one place. I would recommend booking an early time slot on line to try and avoid queues. I went at 8.30am and the queue was already long. Also go for the audio tour you get to learn a bit more about the history and architecture. Do it!!
  • It is amazing to be able to visit such a touchstone of history. To think that you're standing in a structure that has stood for thousands of years and something that was so central to the Roman empire. The recorded tours are really informative and because of its size the queues to get in are quick. I think that this is one of Rome's must sees. Maybe look to visit a little earlier in the day as the tour will give you ideas for a number of lesser known places to explore once you've finished at the Colosseum.
  • Must-see. I recommend booking a tour to get the most of the experience. The lines can be extremely long, but tour groups skip the lines. Being in a tour group is also the only way to get to the arena floor, where you can stay for about ten minutes. I went with The Roman Guy and was satisfied. Being on the ground floor gives you a much better feel for what it would be like to actually be there, and helped me appreciate the power of this building much more than viewing from the stands. There is also free, clean water across the street next to the metro station.
  • What can you say about the Colosseum that hasn't been​ said already. It's magnificent. Just a quick tip though. Don't fall for people outside promising you a quicker way in. It's the old tourist trap. Also, it's just way too​ crowded(and Rome in general) during the peak of summer; august in particular. So if you can, visit at a less popular period. My last visit was in March. The weather was perfect too.
  • The colosseum was great however I would definitely definitely definitely recommend getting a guide it makes the experience 10 times better due to the level of decay to really understand the history and make a more enhanced experience you should go with a professional guide. We did a combined tour that included the Coliseum and the Roman forum which we greatly enjoyed. Insider tip the best picture I got was from a bridge that's on the right side going up the hill that was the best way to get the entire thing. Best view of the entire area in my opinion was from the Roman forum also the most interesting tour.
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