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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.
Via del Circo Massimo | Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although there is no remaining structure. The space is still cleared and the central spine is still discernable. Why do I like the place? Because the scale of this circus is truly amazing! While Piazza Navona still has the recognizable shape of a circus it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JamezVA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit was a last minute decision and very much appreciated. There is very little left of its artifacts but the Circus Maximus experience (a VR tour while walking through a section) really gives one an appreciation for its former glory. I highly recommend the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Luc L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It us great to spend an hour here to marvel at where the Romans used to race chariots and let your imagination run wild. Most of it is free and you can see most of the old ruins for free from the side. Not as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It used to be a stadium for races back in ancient Rome. Now it is used for concerts or activities of that sort. When we visited it was closed because of men working there

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank judithm423
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from the surrounds you wouldnt really give this open stadium much attention were it not for the past connections with Roman entertainment such as the chariot races. You do get a sense of the scale of the entertainment bt nowhere near the sense of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Allan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's is not much left here to see, the old chariot track is basically just an empty space now where you can walk around. It's located near the Colosseum and Palatino so you can take a detour to see it. If you are short in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank s3b45tian
Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

Not a great deal to see here as it's pretty open. Used now for shows and concerts you can still get a sense of the scale and size of it back in Roman times.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Great, big, historically significant and certainly a nice park, but not much to actually look at these days.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jellyfishfish
Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

We had this site explained to us on our hop on hop off bus. A great site for feeling the history of Rome and its entertainment. This was a 600 metre chariot racing circuit. It could accommodate up to 150,000 people.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank 130KevinS
Reviewed 27 August 2019

We got a good view and feel of the scale of Circus Maximus from the Roman Forum tour where there is a spot over looking this site. What is most striking is that Circus Maximus is now a park even though it is a historic...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
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Mary F
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Response from Doug J | Reviewed this property |
It is available to anyone. There is no admission fee and no organized tours.
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