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Avenue Juan Carlos i, Merida, Spain
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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

Reviewed 2 days ago
joannamje
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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 3 days ago
ericon991
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“chariot races” (6 reviews)
“ben hur” (9 reviews)
“sheer size” (6 reviews)
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Avenue Juan Carlos i, Merida, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days 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.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 2 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
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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
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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
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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

2  Thank keithmalin
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