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Circus Maximus

| Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good25%
  • Average35%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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| Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed yesterday

Readily visible from the roads that flank it and from atop Palantine Hill, not much is left of what was once one of ancient Rome's main attractions - the chariot races. Left to see is pretty much just the "race track" and the dividing wall...More

Thank sladerer
Reviewed yesterday

Ok, this is just the site where the circus maximus used to be - it's not the circus maximus. That has all gone. So, good to see how big it was and imagine what it might have looked like but it's simply not there anymore.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's more a public park than a historical site. There is no entry fee so one can descend onto the track and the middle and surrounding mould gives you a sense of the size of the Circus back in its Roman hay-day. Nothing special though...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located in the backyard of the coliseum and Roman Forum/Palatine Hill, it makes sense to give this a look. Although you can pay to enter, it's just as easy to view this from many different angles. It's also a bus stop for Hop on Hop...More

Thank gongelson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than a tower and a few walls, there is little left of possibly the largest sporting arena ever constructed. Once housing up to 250,000 people this place is built on a grand scale. The entire track layout is still there as are the banks...More

Thank thevontrapps
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing left after 2000 years. Don't expect to see chariot races or meet Ben Hur. Not worth more than a glance.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy being outdoors and speculating about how the place I'm standing in has changed over time, and the Maximus is definitely the spot for that. Now a simple park with only a small, gated off section of the original structure remaining, it's hard to...More

Thank Nicki S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not exactly a lot to see; you'll have to get kids imagining a chariot race to bring this one to life; get a taxi to drive you past. Not really a need to spend ages here.

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've seen Ben Hur you will appreciate it even more, if not it is still a nice place to visit and try imagining how life used to be during the Roman Empire.

Thank Corina O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Italy Segway Tour included this stop as part of their day tour, and it really is amazing how large the space is. On the day, a group of horsemen were practicing a formation, which seemed so appropriate for this historical site. You can walk...More

Thank codym481
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