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“Historically interesting”
Review of Circus Maximus

Circus Maximus
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Owner description: 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.
Hillsdale, ON
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Historically interesting”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

You have to be a true history buff to appreciate this one. There is very little left of this former race track.

Visited June 2014
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Valencian Country, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“You'll need to understand what this was to know what to see”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I was a bit frustrated when I saw it for the first time. It's pretty much an empty space covered with grass. But then, after understanding what was this, you can use the imagination to feel the history around this place.

This was a kind of arena where battles and parades takes place, so it makes sense to have almost no 'ruins'.

I believe it's better appreciate it from the place the Emperors were used to watch the games, from the Palatine Hill.

Visited June 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Nothing to see... but imagine the ancient times”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

There really is nothing to see here, but a open, sunken, oval field. Visitors expecting to see structural ruins will be disappointed. The only attraction here is to let your imagination run wild in thinking about the extent of the race track and the huge numbers of spectators that once lined the track for epic events. This was the venue for the recent Rolling Stones concert in Rome, which gave a glimpse of the frenzy that once was at this site.

Visited June 2014
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“Fascinating but not a must in Rome.”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

We visited Circus Maximus the day before the Rolling Stones had a concert there, so it looked more or less like a building site. But otherwise it would probably have been even less things to see, just an open field for racing horses at. But for once the information at the site was very good and made it worth visiting anyway.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Historic space which inspires the imagination”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This was the chariot racing arena for ancient Rome. Think Ben Hur. Apart from a couple of small structures it is now a sunken area with grassy banks but at time of visit it seems that they are working to make it a more significant tourist attraction.

Visited May 2014
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