The incomprehensible and terrible Colosseum attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year. Many of them are ready to languish for hours in endless queues for tickets just to see the main attraction of Rome.
What is the reason for such popularity of the dilapidated amphitheater? First of all, its incredible size: the stands of the four-tier structure gathered 80 thousand spectators. The bloody spectacles that took place in the arena of the Colosseum also excite the imagination of tourists. The losses from gladiatorial battles alone are estimated at 500,000 human lives plus a million killed animals.
But there are other reasons to visit the giant ruins:
- to descend into the Hypogeum - the underground backstage of the amphitheater where gladiators and their four-legged rivals were kept;
- to explore the exhibits of the Eros museum in one of the Colosseum halls;
- to explore Rome from the upper tier of the amphitheater, i. e., from a height of 48 m;
- admire the impressive triumphal arch at the entrance to the Colosseum.
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