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Circus Maximus

(Circo Massimo)
Historic and Protected Site and Monument
Ripa, Rome
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    "A big plain where the chariot races used to happen."(4 Tips)
    Michaël D.
    "Nothing to see but a construction yard and a big field."(3 Tips)
    Gergely B.
    "You can take the best view from the Palatino"(2 Tips)
    Chris P.
    "Monumentally unimpressive from a tourism point of view..."(4 Tips)
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  • Roma
    RomaMarch 24, 2012
    The oldest and largest of Rome's ancient arenas, the Circus Maximus hosted chariot races from at least the fourth century BC. It was rebuilt by Julius Caesar to hold as many as 300,000 people.
    Upvoted Jan 27
  • Ron P.heart icon on user image
    Ron PJune 2, 2017
    Huge stadium and must be a wonder in its time. It's hot when visited on midday. Best visit early in the morning or late afternoon.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Konstantinaheart icon on user image
    KonstantinaMay 22, 2017
    Not too much to see. A big plain where the chariot races used to happen. There's some remains left on one side. A good thing to see the proportions! 😀 Also there's a metro and tram stop to get here.
  • Rene T.heart icon on user image
    Rene T.September 27, 2019
    There isn't much to see, but it's a big advantage to have seen the movie "Ben Hur". Coming from direction Colosseum, you can get some drinks at the upper end.
  • Asta U.heart icon on user image
    Asta UmbrasaiteMay 3, 2017
    a perfect getaway place to walk your dog or play some outdoor games. Picnic? I would suggest bring some wine, cheese and relax.
  • Russell H.heart icon on user image
    Russell HarrisonFebruary 10, 2017
    The wide open expanse gives some impression of what a deathly spectacle this place must once have been
  • Waytostay
    WaytostayDecember 11, 2010
    This was once Rome's largest stadium (300.000 spectators) for horse and chariot races, athletic contests and wild animal fights. Great place for a picnic with family or friends on a sunny day!
  • Melissa S.heart icon on user image
    Melissa SheridanApril 24, 2019
    Its a great way to escape the masses of people. Not a lot to see from a tourist point of view, but it leaves much to the imagination.
  • Evren Y.heart icon on user image
    Evren YigitSeptember 1, 2016
    A historical place to visit, close to Coloseum.
  • Jakub L.heart icon on user image
    Jakub LaresOctober 17, 2015
    Nice green place. They are repairing main part.
  • Eugene M.heart icon on user image
    Eugene MatyushkinSeptember 28, 2015
    If you want to see how great was the Roman Empire just visit one of its astounding ruins.
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    An ancient Roman Stadium in which chariot racing took place. This historic landmark is now a park open to the public.
  • Thunder C.heart icon on user image
    Thunder CatDecember 10, 2014
    Runners beware - it is surprisingly difficult to jog around the Circo Massimo because of the gravel that covers most of the site.
  • Kasia G.heart icon on user image
    Kasia GéJanuary 11, 2018
    Not much left but buildings next to it are with it and give a nice vibe. Good place for a walk
  • María F.heart icon on user image
    María FernándezFebruary 14, 2016
    It's amazing how big it was... Maybe not a good visit if you're already tired or for people in wheel chairs
  • Denise S.heart icon on user image
    Denise SJuly 16, 2018
    Great place for venues!
  • Paolo B.heart icon on user image
    Paolo BiancoJanuary 1, 2019
    Great fireworks and concert
  • Jenna Rose R.
    Jenna Rose RobbinsSeptember 9, 2016
    There's not much left except the depression where the circus once stood. If you're on a tight schedule, I'd skip this one.
  • Gergely B.heart icon on user image
    Gergely BognarApril 22, 2017
    You can take the best view from the Palatino
  • Artemi M.heart icon on user image
    Artemi MorningstarOctober 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    the view of the Palatino from here is majestic
  • Valentina T.
    Valentina TorreFebruary 21, 2021
    Walking through history!
  • Vova N.heart icon on user image
    Vova NovaqueJuly 7, 2015
    Huge and impressive place
  • Sanne T.heart icon on user image
    Sanne ThijsJuly 26, 2016
    Just imagine how it was all those years ago!!
  • Hervé
    HervéOctober 30, 2014
    It was the largest Roman stadium
  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PhillipsAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Monumentally unimpressive from a tourism point of view...
  • Giovanni V.
    Giovanni ValliJanuary 5, 2013
    With snow, you can ski...
  • Michaël D.heart icon on user image
    Michaël DuwynJune 10, 2013
    Nothing to see but a construction yard and a big field. Dissapointing!
  • Audun A.heart icon on user image
    Audun AndersenJuly 20, 2015
    An open field
  • Maximiliano C.
    Maximiliano CunhaNovember 16, 2014
    Incredible place!
  • Stefania S.heart icon on user image
    Stefania ScialancaJune 22, 2014
  • Evgeniia T.heart icon on user image
    Evgeniia TeplovaOctober 10, 2017
    Monumental aches
  • Austin M.
    Austin MartinsonMay 14, 2012
    Can you outchariot your friends? Vai Vai Vai!
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JSeptember 1, 2013
    Laaaaame! Big field. That's it.
  • Mathias N.
    Mathias NielsenAugust 11, 2016
    Oldtidens Rom
  • Gianluca S.
    Gianluca SanziMay 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Runners wanted
  • neerad jet ..
    neerad jet .September 5, 2013
    No clowns :(
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo MMarch 3, 2012
    Nothing much to see but a big field.
  • J_E_t C.
    J_E_t CH_u_lSeptember 22, 2019
    Nothing worth coming
  • Los Viajes d.heart icon on user image
    Los Viajes de PituApril 16, 2016
    Apenas quedan restos.. Una gran explanada para pasear hoy en día. Suele provocar decepción 👍
    Upvoted Jan 4
  • Şakir Ç.heart icon on user image
    Şakir ÇakınMay 22, 2016
    Biz bir koşu organizasyonuna denk geldik. Çok güzel organize olunmuş. Biz avm yapardık buraya. Yanında bir dondurmacı var mutlaka gidin.
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaSeptember 20, 2014
  • Fábio A.
    Fábio AlvesJune 22, 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.
  • Georgiy M.
    Богато! Обязательно к посещению.
  • Fabio G.
    Fabio G.December 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Al contrario di quanto alcuni dicono non è solo un "campo de tera", ma uno spazio verde nel cuore di Roma tra il Palatino e l'Aventino, dove echeggiano tempi di giochi e festa, da oltre 2000 anni.
  • Michele C.heart icon on user image
    Michele CastroAugust 14, 2017
    Lugar de entrenamiento de los gladiadores. El lugar está conectado con el coliseo por debajo de la ciudad
  • BBPlanet
    BBPlanetOctober 22, 2012
    Per la vicinanza con il Tevere, fu sede di attività sociali come le corse dei cavalli e i giochi, sin dalle origini della città. Qui sarebbe avvenuto il noto episodio del ratto delle Sabine. Read more
  • michele g.heart icon on user image
    michele grecoFebruary 3, 2012
    Qui si svolgevano le corse con le bighe riproposte in Ben Hur. Oggi è un grande prato con una vista mozzafiato sul Palatino specialmente al tramonto. Sul Circo Massimo si affacciano Bar e Pubs
  • Ferhat D.
    Ferhat DurannnJanuary 8, 2015
    Roma'da,Aventine vePalatine tepeleri arasındaki vadiye inşaa edilmiş olan yapının bulunduğu alandan başlangıçta Roma'nın Etrüsk'lü kralları tarafından halk oyunları ve eğlenceler için faydalanılmıştır
  • Federico G.heart icon on user image
    Federico GonzalezFebruary 19, 2017
    Hermoso lugar para comenzar un tour !
  • Kanıt V.
    Kanıt VuralFebruary 11, 2015
    Circus Maximus sezar tarafından yaptırılmış en eski ve en büyük stadyumdur.Yapıldığı ilk zamanllarda bazı eğlencelerin düzenlediği, tekerlekli arabaların yarıştırıldığı bir mekan olarak kullanılırmış
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