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Address: | Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
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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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DID NOT SEE BEN HUR

however, as you stand along Via del Circo Massimo, looking out over what once was a chariot-racing stadium you can almost feel the thunder from the pounding hooves of the horses... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

however, as you stand along Via del Circo Massimo, looking out over what once was a chariot-racing stadium you can almost feel the thunder from the pounding hooves of the horses and the cries of the spectators. All that remains now are a few ruins and the knowledge of what this once was. Well worth the stop if you are... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not worth traveling out of your way, but if you are in the area, it is nice to stop by. There is nothing left, just a big gaping field where the Circus Maximus used to be. When I was there, they were using the area for a health fair, so it seems to be getting some use.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must see. Do not leave Rome until you have seen this! It is a piece of history that you will carry with you long into the future.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so close to the Palatine Hills and the Colosseum that you must stop by but it is not what we expected , but worth the time to speculate what it must have been like as you walk past.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge open space said to house 400000 back in the day, not much to see other than grass banks and have your photo took where the legendary Ben Hurr was said to taken place but worth visit if you have the time spare

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although nowadays this once mighty ROMAN chariot racing stadium is no more than a sort of public park in the days of the Roman empire Circus Maximus was the most famous sporting arena in the world. A huge stadium which could accommodate 150.000 people who watched the spectacular racing events that took place here. We've all seen the fabulous film... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed through Circus Maximus on our way to the Palatine Hill. Sadly it was closed so we had a look around. A very interesting place. Our visit was somewhat interrupted by a lady offering "the best priced tour, price hasn't changed for 7 years". I tried several times to tell our new friend we had zero intention of buying... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely peaceful place, make sure you take a trip over the road to Parco savello for amazing views of the city in beautiful surroundings...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need some imagination to enjoy this since it's mainly piles of rock and some land. But if you read up before it's really cool.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is somewhere I would have visited anyway but in July 2016 I was fortunate enough to see Bruce Springsteen play a concert here and it was spectacular. Sat as the sun slowly set on a beautiful Rome evening listening to live music for 5 hours it added so much to a relatively sparse historic attraction. As a music venue... More 

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