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Circus Maximus

| Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Picture more than 300,000 Roman spectators cheering chariot races inside this huge Roman circus, which was built to entertain emperors during the time of Imperial Rome.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good25%
  • Average36%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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| Between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

If you don't have your guide book or map with you, you don't have a clue what is the long stretch of park and a building. It looks bit run down, you can walk around the building but not almost nothing to see.

Thank elfbigblue
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Go here and just do a peek-a-boo. There is a wonderful market of local produce nearby which works only on saturdays and sundays - - Mercato Campagna Amica. This is worthy of a visit.

1  Thank anuharish2017
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I wish this was as preserved at the rest of the city of Rome but it looks like a farm now. I'm sure it was impressive at its time.

Thank Mo1962
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Readily visible from the roads that flank it and from atop Palantine Hill, not much is left of what was once one of ancient Rome's main attractions - the chariot races. Left to see is pretty much just the "race track" and the dividing wall...More

Thank sladerer
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Ok, this is just the site where the circus maximus used to be - it's not the circus maximus. That has all gone. So, good to see how big it was and imagine what it might have looked like but it's simply not there anymore.

Thank David M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

It's more a public park than a historical site. There is no entry fee so one can descend onto the track and the middle and surrounding mould gives you a sense of the size of the Circus back in its Roman hay-day. Nothing special though...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Located in the backyard of the coliseum and Roman Forum/Palatine Hill, it makes sense to give this a look. Although you can pay to enter, it's just as easy to view this from many different angles. It's also a bus stop for Hop on Hop...More

Thank gongelson
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Other than a tower and a few walls, there is little left of possibly the largest sporting arena ever constructed. Once housing up to 250,000 people this place is built on a grand scale. The entire track layout is still there as are the banks...More

Thank thevontrapps
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Nothing left after 2000 years. Don't expect to see chariot races or meet Ben Hur. Not worth more than a glance.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I enjoy being outdoors and speculating about how the place I'm standing in has changed over time, and the Maximus is definitely the spot for that. Now a simple park with only a small, gated off section of the original structure remaining, it's hard to...More

Thank Nicki S
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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16 July 2016|
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