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Circo romano

Avenue Juan Carlos i, Merida, Spain
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Amazing

From the viewpoint above the reception centre you can see the sheer size of the site. Imagine the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
InvictaMoto
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Hythe, United Kingdom
big, but nothing

it's a large piece of grassland, the former Roman CIrcus for horse races. but there is about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
r0landbrunner
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Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“chariot races” (6 reviews)
“ben hur” (9 reviews)
“sheer size” (5 reviews)
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Avenue Juan Carlos i, Merida, Spain
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"ground level"
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"track"
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"film"
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"roof"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the viewpoint above the reception centre you can see the sheer size of the site. Imagine the chariots being released from the traps to the right and then staging to get to the line and then crashing down the track to the 180 curve...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's a large piece of grassland, the former Roman CIrcus for horse races. but there is about nothing to see. the visit is included in the combined ticket for archeological Merida, so it will cost you nothing but time (as it is located a bit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's included in your 15 euro ticket so it's worth the walk to see. Not spectacular but with virtually no crowds it's a nice stroll and there's good english signs as well as Spanish.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

A grand achievement in Spain's Roman world was the Circus, built in the 1st century A.D. You'll see it near the wonderful ruins of the amphitheater and arena in Merida's Roman city. It's big and in its heyday it accommodated 30,000 people, which told us...More

Thank VWriter
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

First time I'd seen a chariot race track in my travels, so it was pretty interesting. Surrounding parts of the city are pretty basic, but the track itself is worth a look. We walked around the grandstands and track area, which gives you a sense...More

Thank Ron W
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Merida seems to divide its Roman ruins into two parts - the ones which they think tourists will visit (which have good signage and information in English) and the rest. The Roman Circus is definitely in the latter category, unfortunately. It is slightly off the...More

2  Thank keithmalin
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

One can imagine that in Roman times the chariot races etc that were held here would have been magnificent. However, there is very little left in terms of buildings but the track is large and the spectators would have had a good view of the...More

Thank Norman C
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Because Roman circuses occupy so much space it is unusual to find a site which really gives a good impression of the sheer size and grandeur of such places. This does so - situated on the outskirts of Merida (we drove and were lucky to...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

We visited the free part of the building. We saw a movie, some drawings and went into the terrace to have a better look at the Circus. Sadly the place seems to be almost in shambles. There's not much left in terms of stands. Just...More

1  Thank Antoniodiaspaiva
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

I was amazed to think that all this was hidden beneath farm fields and had barley planted over it. It's way more impressive that Circus Maximus in Rome, but still just a big open space where you need to use your imagination. Funny that the...More

Thank justjans
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