Colosseum

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General Information

The Colosseum in the city centre of Rome also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is one of Rome’s many ancient monuments. Built around the time of 72 AD – 80 AD with modifications made in the 10 years that followed after a change of emperors, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. It was built out of concrete and sand and it is thought it could hold up to 80,000 people. The Colosseum was used mainly to hold gladiatorial contests. It has also been used for such things as animal hunts and executions. It has also been used for housing, religious purposes and for workshops.

Getting there

The Colosseum is situated in the City and is easily walkable from other major sights. It is also within walking distance from Rome’s main train station.

Opening Times and Admission

You can pay to enter the Colosseum, although entry is free if the visitor is an EU citizen under the age of 18 or over the age of 65 and for the rest of the EU citizens prices are slightly subsidised. Upon entry, you can walk around the Colosseum and also visit the museum that is situated on site. Tickets costs 12 euros and also gain you access to the Roman Forum.

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Posted: 2 Sep 2019, 19:51

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Amazing place when you think about just how old it is. It is really incredible that they have been able to keep restoring and maintaining something so old. Its quite easy to get to and close to other key sights in the city and is very reasonably priced as a package. The information on the colosseum that is given on site is educational and in depth.

Posted: 15 Jan 2019, 14:09

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An iconic place in Rome

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One of the must see sights in the city. We went to both the forum and here as part of the ticket which was i think 12 euros which i thought was more than reasonable. The colosseum has been well preserved, you can walk around many areas of the structure and you can get a feel of what it would have been like in its prime.

Posted: 5 Dec 2018, 13:49

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Wow... what a place. Looking at pictures of the place just don't do it justice, it is only when you are there you get a feel for just how magnificent the colosseum is. It is well worth the 15 euro entry fee.

Posted: 6 Sep 2017, 14:53

Edited: 20 Jan 2018, 18:30

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Well Kept

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Visited the Colosseum a few weeks ago with family. We paid for a ticket that enabled us access to both the Colosseum and the forum with a family discount. I was pleasantly surprised with the access you gain with entry inside the Colosseum, it is very open to visitors considering how old the building is; which suggests that the people of Rome have taken great care of such a great build. Even though it was busy we didn't feel overcrowded and were able to get all the information we needed from various people. Overall it was a great experience and one i would say is an obvious must see if your visiting the city.

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