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The Colosseum is located in the city centre of Rome. It was built in 80AD and it is an elliptical amphitheatre. It is the biggest structure built by the Roman Empire. It is an open-air venue for gladiatorial contests called munera with ascending seating. It can accommodate 50000 people. Apart from the gladiatorial competitions, the building was also used for animal hunts, executions and mock sea battles. In the early medieval period the building was used as entertainment performance. It was believed that over a million wild animals and 5000000 people died in the gladiatorial contests. The building was damaged by earthquakes in the 21st century. It is one of the most popular attractions for tourist in Rome. The Colosseum is featured on the Italian five cent euro coin. The building was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

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Colosseum

Address

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184, Rome Italy | 1.4 miles miles from city center | Show on map
Telephone: +390(6)700461 | Fax: | Official Homepage

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86/100

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Amazing piece of history
Reviewed May 2013 by mario_s
When visiting Rome, the Colosseum is definitely the most well-known attraction to visit due to its amazing history and physical representation of Italy’s Roman past. Once within the Colosseum walls one can truly admire the marvelous construction of the Roman’s famous entertainment stadium. While its obviously not in its original state, there is still a large portion still standing that strongly represents the design of the original stadium with ...
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Highlight of my trip!
Reviewed July 2012 by linzeeloulabelle
Although there were other things that I wanted to see while I was in Rome, the Colosseum was definitely at the very top of my list. The Colosseum is probably the best known attraction in Rome, next to maybe The Vatican, and I couldn’t wait to see it up close. As this was something that my boyfriend and I was so excited to see, we booked tickets for a tour well in advance with www.tickitaly.com. Our tickets cost around £30 each and they ...
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excellent
Reviewed July 2011 by sameh111
When I went to Italy was my first interests visiting colosseum because I heard it a lot . I know that the colosseum is the most famous places in Italy. when I went there i was very happy it is already an amazing place and a very large size it is a huge stadium . The price of the ticket is appropriately. When we entered we had no tour guide to guide us but we were able to know all the inside of the Colosseum . I did not see a place ...
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One of the most interesting historical landmarks!
Reviewed July 2011 by hannah_i
The Colosseum has to be one of the most interesting historical landmarks in the world, and if you're in Rome it's most definitely worth visiting! If you're an EU citizen, consider bringing your passport as you might be eligible for a reduced entry fee (€6.00 U18/65+, €13.50 18-24 yrs, infants free admission). If you're not in these groups then you need a full priced ticket which is €18. Watch out for the 'Roman Guards' outside the Colosseum. As ...
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Whiff of imperial times...
Reviewed May 2011 by joveneli
One of the great monuments in ancient Rome - Italy is precisely Colosseum . This colossal edifice can not go unnoticed by of tourists coming to discover all for antiquity. We learned, that here were held gladiator fights and fights between animals. A big attraction at that time were sea battles. The atmosphere in the Colosseum boiling of historical events, held in imperial times. The ruins of the Colosseum are startling, the guide's stories are ...
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