Together with the St. Peters Basilica the Colosseum is the most famous attraction in Rome. This is the typical building featured on postcards, web pages and Rome t-shirts, and it is visited by millions every year. Colosseum is the biggest amphitheater every constructed in the Roman Empire and it had space for more than 50,000 spectators. The construction of the arena was started during the reign of Emperor Vespasian and it was completed in year 80 AD. The arena was used for gladiator fights regularly.
Colosseum itself is 188 meters long, 156 meters wide and almost 50 meters high. Earlier it was only possible to visit the area made for spectators, but since 2010 visitors can also walk under the ground level of Colosseum. Must see attraction in Rome!
Metro: Colosseo (line B)
Entrance fee: ca. 9 Euro
Opening time: from 9.00-16.30 (some times longer during summer, shorter during winter)