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