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Can be seen through the fence

A sports arena to accommodate up to 30,000 people, the Roman Circus would have been the venue of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Felixstowe2016
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Interesting visit

Can just imagine the chariots racing around this track, it is vast amount of space, there is a... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
joannamje
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

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 at the end.

Inside the reception centre is a short video on the site and then you can go out and walk the field. The area looks to be at least three or four football fields (if not more) in area.

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

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 outside the center). If you did not aquire the 15€ combined ticket: drop the place from your list.

Thank r0landbrunner
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

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 that Merida was a major Roman settlement with a large population. There were major horse races both in Roman times and later, after the Romans left Spain; maybe that's why we could identify the track where the horses and chariots raced. Easy to visualize Ben Hur and his competitors kicking up dust and sweat here!

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 for the scale of how a chariot race would be in the Roman era. Included in the complete ticket package with the Theater and Alcazar.

Thank Ron W
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