The Colosseum of Rome is the biggest amphitheatre in the world, located in the city centre of Rome.
The Colosseum has been built during Roman times in the years 72 until 80 A.D. (anno domini) under the emperor Vespasian and later, after his death, under his heir and successor Titus. Later on, Domitian, who reigned the Roman Empire after Titus, partly modified the Colosseum. These three emperors are known as the Flavian Dynasty, this is why the Colosseum is also called the Flavian Amphitheatre.
In Roman times, the Colosseum has been used for gladiatorial battles, animal hunts and executions and it could hold up to 55,000 spectators on its 3 floors. The Colosseum is considered as one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and as a feat: it provides 80 entrances allowing guests to easily reach their seats within a few minutes only.
Because of earthquakes, dissolution and stone-robbers, the Colosseum became partly damaged over the centuries. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most important touristic attractions of the city. Since 1970, the Flavian Amphitheatre belongs to the UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage.
If you are in Rome and want to visit the Colosseum, you can do so – the entrance fee is about 15€.
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