The centre of the city of Rome is where the Colosseum makes its majestic presence felt. Constructed over a period of 100 years beginning from about 70 to 80 AD, this stone and concrete amphitheatre was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian and was completed by his successor to the throne. Plan a trip to Rome to see the Colosseum which can be considered to be the national icon of Rome for the entire world and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
A marvel of human ingenuity in architecture and engineering, the Coliseum has today overcome its bloody and gruesome history to bear testimony to the timeless appeal of Roman architecture and the grandeur of the empire. Early uses of the amphitheater included dramas, gladiator battles, public spectacles, executions, animal hunts and other vicious forms of entertainment.
Later on however, the Coliseum became closely associated to the Catholic Church and to this day, it remains as the location for the torch lit “Way of the Cross” processions around the premises, led by the Pope every year on Good Friday.
One of the proud Seven Wonders of the world, the Colosseum entices its audience with its impeccable architecture glossed with rich Roman legacy and a long albeit gruesome history. The place can be accessed by certain Colosseum Ticket Prices. The Tickets for Colosseum can be availed from the site with the Colosseum Ticket Costs being free for children and seniors. Since the line for this site is notorious for being exceptionally long, arrive early to Buy Tickets for Colosseum. There are guided tours available which you can avail for certain Colosseum Tour Ticket Price. The Colosseum Tickets are quite reasonable and worth enough to spend on a visit.
- The queue is huge, be there as early as possible.
- Carry a water bottle and wear a hat.
- Guided tours are available.
- Single ticket € 12.00 reduced 7.50.
- All visitors under the age of 18 and EU citizens over the age of 65 Free.
- The ticket price to Colosseum is also valid for Roman Forum and Palentine hill for 2 days including the day of purchase.
- EU reduced ticket: €10.50 (available only for European citizens aged between 18 and 25)
- EU complimentary ticket: €4.50 (available only for EU citizens aged above 65 and under 18)
- Guided tour has separate ticket.
- Duration of guided tour: 45 minutes
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95% of people who visit Rome include Colosseum in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
61.4% of people start their Colosseum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Colosseum
65.85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Colosseum
Most popular, ancient building in the world. Many people around the world come and visit the roman heritage. There is two sided main road at the side of the building many food and tourist shops are there to enjoy and shopping. It's better to go in summers but be prepared to get rid of street hawkers. They let you feel emotional and sell their cheap things in big amount.
Wonderful place. Huge amphitheater built almost 2000 years ago and still standing. Predecessor of modern stadiums. A wonder of architecture, engineering and history. Must see in Rome! 12 euros per person for coliseum + roman forum + palatine hill (valid for 1.entry on each within 48 hours from first use). 5 extra euros for 1 hour guided tour in the coliseum.
The Colosseum is a "can't miss" attraction in Rome. Go for the photo opportunity alone. It's absolutely amazing that it was built without machinery. It's enormous and beautifully designed. It's hard to imagine the size and scope of this place until you are inside. You can buy a single admission ticket or a combination ticket to the Colosseum and The Forum, which I recommend. There are usually lines that are anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours wait time, I spent a lot more time at the Forum but I recommend you visit both. You can go up to the top levels of the Colosseum and walk all the way around it. There are exhibits and displays throughout. The floor is open so you can see all of the tunnels and holding cells. I personally was very upset by the Colosseum as I looked down and remembered all of the atrocities committed there. If you are easily disturbed spiritually you might want to just view it from the outside, which is really beautiful. If this review was helpful, please like.
No need for complex and lengthy description. It is beautiful. Go early and you will have a relaxed experience and be able to feel and appreciate the beauty and skill of history. If you enjoy hustle and people and constant touts go later in the day. Simply amazing and beautiful place
There's a reason this building is on the 'must see' list, there's nowhere quite like it. Much of it has been rebuilt and at time of visiting there was some work going on. This is largely to help it hold together and vastly improve access and safety. People with mobility issues beware! There is a lift but the queues are long and from what I overheard the lift itself is not always working. The steps up are high and steep but the view over the arena is amazing. I bought the audio and video tour as had been recommended to me as I was in my own, and was very glad I did. Buying tickets can be a minefield. Their website is awful, the process almost opaque as not much in the way of information is provided and if you do manage to wade through the system be prepared for questions and bits of information written in Italian even though you choose English. I can only presume that other languages would have the same problem. I would like to say here that this is not the arrogance of being British here, this is about building a website that is fit for purpose and fully tested. No wonder so many people opt out of doing it themselves and are prepared to pay well over the odds for tickets.