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Circo romano

Avenue Juan Carlos i, Merida, Spain
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The Only Surviving Hippodrome of Its Kind in Spain

A grand achievement in Spain's Roman world was the Circus, built in the 1st century A.D. You'll see... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
VWriter
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Los Gatos, California
Hippodrome Chariot racetrack!

First time I'd seen a chariot race track in my travels, so it was pretty interesting. Surrounding... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Ron W
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Avenue Juan Carlos i, Merida, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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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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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Merida seems to divide its Roman ruins into two parts - the ones which they think tourists will visit (which have good signage and information in English) and the rest. The Roman Circus is definitely in the latter category, unfortunately. It is slightly off the...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

One can imagine that in Roman times the chariot races etc that were held here would have been magnificent. However, there is very little left in terms of buildings but the track is large and the spectators would have had a good view of the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Because Roman circuses occupy so much space it is unusual to find a site which really gives a good impression of the sheer size and grandeur of such places. This does so - situated on the outskirts of Merida (we drove and were lucky to...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We visited the free part of the building. We saw a movie, some drawings and went into the terrace to have a better look at the Circus. Sadly the place seems to be almost in shambles. There's not much left in terms of stands. Just...More

1  Thank Antoniodiaspaiva
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I was amazed to think that all this was hidden beneath farm fields and had barley planted over it. It's way more impressive that Circus Maximus in Rome, but still just a big open space where you need to use your imagination. Funny that the...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Its an ancient place to visit. Mostly large open ground but very little information especially in English. Like some of the sites in Media they are suffering due to lack of investing. Worth a quick visit as you explore the area. Note Thursdays are visit...More

2  Thank indyscot2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Long walk from main area but worth it . Amazing to see some of the old circuit in place . Good film guide and able to walk around freely . Could do with s cafe after wLki g 20 mins in heat Roger there.

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Large open area that is fenced off with a single entrance exit point. You can easily imagine the chariots going round. Well maintained area giving a good impression of times gone past.

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