41 reviews of Colosseum in English
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The Coloseo is perhaps one of the greatest works of architecture in Rome. The lines ar elong, so a Roma pass is a good idea, or take a guided tour to beat the lines. The grounds around the building have plenty of gladiators dressed up in costume ready for photos, but beware – they all charge around 5 euro for you to have your picture taken with them. And there is only one gladiator out there worth 5 euro (you’ll know him when you see him). When you are in teh Coloseo, you can imagine the games that were played and the people who looked on to cheer fro their favorite gladiator. “I am Spartacus” comes to mind…
There are also plenty of souveniers to be purchased around the Coloseo as well. Of course this is a must-see for traveling to Rome. The city is so full of culture that you should take a week sightseeing on foot.
Awesome place, loved it, so much history and its just so amazing how these places were built and the fact they make it through the wars. I wont ruin any of the history for you, you got to go for yourself to appreciate it.
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The Colosseum - a big chunk of stone right? WRONG. This place reeks of history, blood, politics and centuries of civilisation.
I recommend taking an English speaking tour as you can queue jump (the line is LONG!) and hear all the gory details of what went on in these hallowed walls. See the holes in the walls where the canopy poles rested, climb to the 2nd tier to see what the dignitaries (and the Vestal Virgins) witnessed, and imagine the gladiators, animals and assorted unfortunates gathering terrified and resigned in the revealed underground rooms.
I loved this place, you can practically hear the crowd roaring.
If you want to, you can include the climb up Palatine Hill to the Forum, to get great views of Rome with St Peters Basilica in the distance. A gentle stroll through the orange groves is very pleasant, but for sheer spectacle the Colosseum has it.
Together with the Pyramids in Egypt the best historic landmark I have ever visited. You must do the guided tour though, honestly I thought I knew everything about Colosseum but in fact I knew very little.
I visited the colosseum when I was on a school trip back in the day.. (year 7..) anyway, I LOVED it!!! It was better than I expected. I love history and archaeology so visiting a site such as this was amazing. I never expected it to be so big inside. You could get lost, it was great. Very good if you are interested in such things before hand, but if your not into history then maybe this is not the place for you. Its beautiful inside and out, but you can't appreciate its true beauty just from the outside, go on and take a look!!!!!!
i visited the colosseum on a particularly wet day, which was actually a positive thing. There were few people around which meant there was more of a chance to take in the architecture in a peaceful atmosphere. Being an art student i found the colosseum a great place to draw. The perspectives and looking through aspect made for some really interesting drawings. You obviously have to go to the colosseum when in Rome, it's just what you do!!
Great place to visit. Bit pricey and don't bother with the dodgy gladiators outside who charge €10 for a photo. Ticket dies also get you into the roman forum which is huge. Plan on spending at least 2 to 3 hours going round the lot.
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The Colosseum is one of the world's great sights, up there with theTaj Mahal, Forbidden City, Machu Picchu or Timbuktu.
At 12 Euros (£9) however entry seems a little expensive - though the ticket does also cover entry to the Forum and Capitol. You do get to see a lot of ruins.
The audio tour is worth the additional 4 Euros. The guides, fake 'gladiators' and touts around the entrance however are a real bother and I do wish they'd stop hassling everyone who visits as aggressively as they do.
Do go, but bear in mind that you will queue for a very long time and may be disappointed as there is not much in the way of interpretation or atmosphere.
This was brilliant to visit, ive been a fan of Roman history for some time and to finally visit the colosseum was amazing, we took a guided tour which was well worth it as there were soo many things we would have missed without this.
What a fantastic structure, even in it's current state you can imagine the events taking place. Our visit was part of a tour from a cruise ship so we had pre-booked tickets & went straight in, there was a very large que otherwise.
On entry we where given 2 way radios that only worked one way ie you could only listen to the guide. This was fine except when she stood near anyone in our group it whistled, so we just wlaked about listening to other tour guids for the info.
On the outside of the building you will find very tanned Italian men dressed as Romans, they are not best suited if you take a picture of them without paying even if you or your partner isn't on the frame.
Well worth a visit.
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An imposing building that stands out as one of the greatest archaeological relics still standing from a bygone age. It’s a shame it’s over run with tacky street sellers trying to push ornaments in your face and force you to have your photos done with 'centurions’. That said the Colosseum itself is breathtaking and a must visit if in Rome. Be aware it’s difficult to get around if unsure of foot and almost impossible in a wheelchair.
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