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Circus Maximus, Rome

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#40 of 524 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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  • Came to Rome for New Year’s . The party was going to be at Circus Maximus . Rather disappointed in the Entertainment. The Sky ballet was really cool but most of the stage acts were rather boring. I...  more »
  • On our last stay in Rome, last summer, we were fortunate to have been staying in a hotel just one block from the northwest end of The Circus Maximus in Rome and were able to pass by the Circus...  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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