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Diocletian Bath and the Octagonal Hall

Address: Viale Enrico de Nicola, 79, 00185 Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)
Phone Number: 06 489 035 00
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Ranked #155 of 723 Attractions in Rome
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:45 pm

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

One of the three Rome National Museums for the Museum Pass. Seems that it has been recently renovated. Video animation of the splendid Roman Bath in the old days. A lot of exhibition areas for ancient and Roman times.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I had been wanting to visit these baths, but they under renovation for ages, but are now open. The cost is minimal - it was 7 euros for over 65, but the ticket is good for the 4 museums in 4 days under the National Museum of Rome, including Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Altemps, and Palazzo Massimo (this last located nearby.... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

historic baths and museum adjacent to bus area of train station makes a nice and less-crowded place to visit. Was free entry first Sunday of month

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Derby, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a oasis of calm amid the hustle and bustle of the Termini area. The museum is modern and quiet, we visited one evening in October and it was uncrowded and interesting. Many of the museums like the Palace Altempts focus on statues but this museum contains some more everyday and 'real' objects. The Michelangelo courtyard is lovely and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The gigantic complex extended well beyond what you can see in the large area railed off from the surrounding streets. A shady little park full of sculptural remnants takes you to the ticket office in an adjacent Renaissance period building with cloisters designed by Michelangelo out the back. Next door are two or three barnlike halls with modern roofs and... More 

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Marysville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Saw only the church over it which incorporates structures of the pre-existing bath (cadarium? and frigidarium). From that perspective it was fascinating. Good exhibit in room adjacent to the, now, nave.

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Llangollen, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This museum in the Baths of Diocletion is opposite Termini station. The beautiful courtyard entrance is very peaceful and I found the tombstones set up here fascinating. I brings the Romans to life as being people just like you and me. The entrance fee of 7 euros is for four museums which is great value. The cloistered gardens and sculptures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Tranquil and wonderful mix of ancient Roman bath complex, museum, marble statues galore and the cloisters and garden. Don't miss it, 2 minutes from piazza della repubblica

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Part of the National Museum this is an interesting mix of archaeology and museum. There isn't so much of the Baths left, but the museum is tranquil and there are a number of interesting Roman finds on display. There are 2 peaceful courtyards in the site where you can sit and take in the atmosphere. Of special interest are some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A lot to see and take in, with the magnificent baths a great finale. Take your time as there is plenty of ground to cover! Close to Termini Station.

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