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Interesting visit

Can just imagine the chariots racing around this track, it is vast amount of space, there is a... read more

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Easily overlooked

Interesting hat this site has survived all the years. There is not a lot to se now but going up... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old Roman circus is about a 25 minute walk from the old town centre. It is slightly disappointing because not much of the original structure remains but there are commentaries and interesting explanations in English (and Spanish) which improves the experience.

Thank Wynand P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Can just imagine the chariots racing around this track, it is vast amount of space, there is a short video before the viewing platform, maybe a bit boring for younger kids.

Thank joannamje
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Interesting hat this site has survived all the years. There is not a lot to se now but going up into the observation platform one can imagine the races taking place in this arena. Worth a short visit.

Thank ericon991
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Located a bit outside the centre, it is cool to see this vast space where the chariots raced! It wasnt clear if it was included in the combined ticket so we didn't go in...

Thank Citizens
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

So impressive & walked the entire Crocus with signage in English. Then to get to the Visitor Centre and find in their little museum nil in English and again the short DVD ONLY IN SPANISH. This is nonsense as even at the Semana Santa Museum...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 4 June 2018

From the viewpoint above the reception centre you can see the sheer size of the site. Imagine the chariots being released from the traps to the right and then staging to get to the line and then crashing down the track to the 180 curve...More

1  Thank InvictaMoto
Reviewed 1 June 2018

it's a large piece of grassland, the former Roman CIrcus for horse races. but there is about nothing to see. the visit is included in the combined ticket for archeological Merida, so it will cost you nothing but time (as it is located a bit...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 25 May 2018

It's included in your 15 euro ticket so it's worth the walk to see. Not spectacular but with virtually no crowds it's a nice stroll and there's good english signs as well as Spanish.

Thank It_Began_In_Salzburg
Reviewed 15 April 2018

A grand achievement in Spain's Roman world was the Circus, built in the 1st century A.D. You'll see it near the wonderful ruins of the amphitheater and arena in Merida's Roman city. It's big and in its heyday it accommodated 30,000 people, which told us...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 9 March 2018

First time I'd seen a chariot race track in my travels, so it was pretty interesting. Surrounding parts of the city are pretty basic, but the track itself is worth a look. We walked around the grandstands and track area, which gives you a sense...More

Thank Ron W
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