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Today Colosseum is perhaps the most famous amphitheatre in the world. When the arean was built under Emperor Vespasian, it was called the Flavian amphitheatre. The monumental Roman Colosseum was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980 and currently welcomes visitors who can enjoy spectacular views of the city of Rome. Although parts of its original marble facade were stolen to construct buildings such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum remains remarkably intact.
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FAQs for Colosseum

  • How big is the Colosseum?
    It is 189 m long and 156 m wide, with a base area of 24,000 square metres. The height of the outer wall is 48 m. The Colosseum could hold around 50,000 spectators.

  • Is Colosseum one of the seven wonders of the world?
    Colosseum is listed in the New7Wonders of the World not to be confused with the seven wonders of the ancient world.