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Easily overlooked

Interesting hat this site has survived all the years. There is not a lot to se now but going up... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
ericon991
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ontario
Excellent.but could be better for Visitors

So impressive & walked the entire Crocus with signage in English. Then to get to the Visitor Centre... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
Sandra L
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Warwick, Australia
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see this place plus the Aquaduct that runs nearby. Also amazing to see the damage done when they cut out a section to lay the Madrid to Lisbon road through it in 1862. Really made my day and all part of the see all ticket for €15

Thank jezzc_13
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

The old Roman circus is about a 25 minute walk from the old town centre. It is slightly disappointing because not much of the original structure remains but there are commentaries and interesting explanations in English (and Spanish) which improves the experience.

Thank Wynand P
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Can just imagine the chariots racing around this track, it is vast amount of space, there is a short video before the viewing platform, maybe a bit boring for younger kids.

Thank joannamje
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Interesting hat this site has survived all the years. There is not a lot to se now but going up into the observation platform one can imagine the races taking place in this arena. Worth a short visit.

Thank ericon991
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Located a bit outside the centre, it is cool to see this vast space where the chariots raced!
It wasnt clear if it was included in the combined ticket so we didn't go in...

Thank Citizens
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

So impressive & walked the entire Crocus with signage in English. Then to get to the Visitor Centre and find in their little museum nil in English and again the short DVD ONLY IN SPANISH. This is nonsense as even at the Semana Santa Museum in.Zamora you could change languages.
Approved of the Mirador & the staff appeared friendly.

Thank Sandra L
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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.

1  Thank InvictaMoto
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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.

Thank It_Began_In_Salzburg
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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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