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The scale is mind boggling

Merida is a fantastic place to see Roman ruins without curated tourist restrictions. When you... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Limited Reconstruction But Impressive

It is hard to imagine chariot races in this stadium that is more than 1 kilometre around, but the... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 24, 2016

We stopped on the way out of town to see this and it was well worth the detour. A complete Roman Circus, damaged a bit by a road being driven through one end a century ago but all the oval, the gates and the central...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

They give you a good taste for the size and layout of the Roman Circus although not much of the stands has been excavated. Still worth a quick look.

1  Thank DavidTAC
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

It's been about 12 years since I saw the Circus Maximus in Rome so I may be mistaken but from what I remember this is as large as that and more defined. It's quite impressive and we'll worth visiting. You do need to climb onto...More

1  Thank Denise B
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Merida is a fantastic place to see Roman ruins without curated tourist restrictions. When you head to the Circo Romano, you enter through a fairly dated ticket area and then pretty much walk straight out in to the Chariot race track. Signs point out the...More

Thank ThirstyDryMerc
Reviewed September 11, 2016

It is hard to imagine chariot races in this stadium that is more than 1 kilometre around, but the place was packed with as many people as a modern stadium. If you have a good imagination, this place is bound to impress you and have...More

Thank ed-TO
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Must have a look at this, better than F1 Small charge to get in. Merida is the place to go for Roman things also a nice town. Plenty of Hotels, remember the remains are a bit out of the centre.

Thank John G
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

After visiting the theatre and amphitheatre this came as a bit of a disappointment although models/ displays give an idea of what it was like in Roman times. Brief film loop was helpful too.

Thank Jerry O
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Its a bit of a walk from downtown but definitely worth it. It is not preserved very well, but the breadth of the Roman circus (which was used for chariot races) is obvious.

Thank chazzq
Reviewed April 6, 2016

There is a single ticket that you can buy and that covers: the Roman theater, the circus, the alcabaza and the Moorish quarter. Any of theses places is worth visiting. The Roman circus and its size shows us the importance of Lusitania and Merida in...More

Thank Max_Luca_Porto
Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Neat to see and glad I did, but if pressed for time it wouldn't have been at the top of my list. While obviously very impressive it has no held up as well as the amphitheater so if you could only go to one I'd...More

Thank katiep386
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