There is no doubt that the main tourist destination in Rome is the Colosseum , a place that you fall in love with as soon as you see it and that you will keep in your retina forever. Once you get there you stare like “well yes, I’m here and in person it’s even more amazing”. One of those places that you have to visit yes or yes at least once in your life, and that is also relatively close to Spain so there is no excuse.
This spectacular monument was the largest Colosseum at the time of the Roman Empire and was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater. It was built between the years 70 and 72 although it was not completely finished until the year 80, already under the mandate of Emperor Tito. From then on it became the most important leisure center in the city, and today it remains the reference point for everyone who visits the Italian capital.
The Colosseum in Rome had a capacity for 50,000 people and there were all kinds of shows, from gladiator battles to animal fights and through executions or re-enactments of historical battles. The aspect that it currently has, half demolished, is due to the earthquakes and other natural disasters that occurred in the city, but it is something that gives it a lot of charm.
If you are going to visit the Colosseum , I recommend that you do it first thing in the morning since it is when you can be calmer as there are fewer people. It opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. in winter and 7:30 p.m. in the summer months. The best thing is that you also buy the ticket for the Palatine since the two monuments are worth it and are very close.