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Circus Maximus, Rome

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#42 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
Head to ancient Rome at Circus Maximus, once the site of a Roman chariot racing stadium. This was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later empire. Enjoy a walk through the park to admire what remains of the place where more than 300,000 spectators once cheered on chariots. Information plaques displayed by the ruins tell more. With our international travel planner, Rome attractions like Circus Maximus can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The first thing that came to my mind as soon as I saw this huge circus was the chariot race in the movie Ben Hur . This enormous circus is between the two hills of Palatine and Aventine and was built ...  more »
  • To think at one time this area was famous for its chariot racing and could in fact seat anything up to 400,000 spectators. Historical sites like this are a must to be seen and enjoyed.  more »
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  • Interesting because of what it was, not so much because of what it is today. None of the structures that used to make up the Circus are still present, though you can see the outline of the track which is something. It just doesn't compare to the big sights like the Pantheon or the Colosseum, but it is worth paying a visit if you have the time
  • This is an interesting landmark to see if only for its historical significance. Basically, it is just a remnant now with the track still there to see. You can imagine where the legendary chariot races used to occur but it is a place now to sit, rest, take a break and imagine what occurred here a couple of millenia ago.
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