The Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo)

It was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire, which was built before Christ. The first chariot races are believed to be held there, also, it was used for athletics and other events. The track measured 621 m in length and 118 m in breadth, the total number of seats was in the order of 150,000. The site is a city park today, which is surrounded by a number of stalls, shops, and small cafes.
Address: Via del Circo Massimo, Rome
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Not too impressive
Seline H , Dublin, Ireland, 2015-04-18
I wouldn't go out of my way for this, especially since it's all in development and there's very little to see at the moment. The information about the history of it is very interesting though... read full review
Much bigger than expected
suntravellover , Worcester, United Kingdom, 2015-04-14
This is much bigger than I imagined you can see from the grass verge on the one side how high it was and the amount of people it would hold. It must have been a sight to see chariots racing round... read full review
There's not much left here except evidence of the grand scale of this arena.
Shaka_Frank , Aiea, Hawaii, 2015-04-13
It's unfortunate there's not more left of this grand arena. You can see the scale of the place and walk in the path of the old chariot "racetrack". But, as many reviewers have noted, it's mostly an... read full review
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  • Fábio, 22-06-2014

    Mais um dos pontos em que você começa a viajar no tempo, revivendo os diversos filmes que já assistiu sobre império Romano. É impossível não se emocionar.

  • Станислав, 12-06-2014

    Слово "руины" здесь имеет другой смысл

  • Georgiy, 07-06-2014

    Богато! Обязательно к посещению.

  • Oliver, 03-10-2013

    Leider nicht mehr viel von der damaligen Pracht zu sehen.

  • Luis Antonio, 15-04-2013

    Frente al antiguo palacio del emperador... Algo inmenso y agradable de caminar.

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