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Diocletian Bath and the Octagonal Hall

Viale E. di Nicola 79, Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)
06 489 035 00
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Ranked #175 of 725 attractions in Rome
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Art Museums
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the ruins of Diocletian's baths to fill in time before our departure. It was an interesting visit, although the baths as such no longer exist. What impressed was their height. These were huge brick buildings, not stone ones as we had expected. There is also a pretty courtyard designed by Michelangelo with a garden and some large animal... More

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Out of the four National Museum of Rome sites, this one seemed to be the most boring. We were wandering for about an hour in the (what seemed to be) endless exhibits that were kind of indifferent to me. The Octagonal Hall and the garden were the only things worth it. We should have skipped the little artifacts on display,... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

In front of Termini Station a great place to visit! for only 7 euros (full price ticket) one can get 4 entrances for 4 different musea (Palazzo MAssimo, near Diocleziano, Cripta Balbi, close to Largo Argentina and Palazzo Altemps) within 4 days. Ancient Rome culture, nice videos within the Terme di Diocleziano and a nice inner court. Very peaceful with... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

If you are in Rome spring 2014 you should take the opportunity to watch the Rodin exhibition. It is a great collection of beautiful pieces. You can get near and watch them from close that you can see every detail of his sculpting. You can feel how the marble is getting alive!

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Museo Nazionale Romano has four elements: the Baths of Diocletian, the Palazzo Massimo, the Palazzo Altemps and the Crypta Balbi, all of which can be seen across three days on a single ticket. The Baths are directly across from Termini railroad station and kitty-corner from the Palazzo Massimo. The remains of the Baths of Diocletian are not much--if you... More

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Mere, Wilts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Walked here from our hotel in via Torino - 5 minutes. Most interesting, well laid out, with plenty of sculptures. The meridian on the floor was fascinating, but the back room less so, as none of the explanations had English translations, unlike everything in the main building (now a church) Having bought the Omnia pass, entry was free.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The baths are across from the National Museum and Termini station, so easy to get to, and our entrance was covered with our Omnia Vatican & Rome pass. For a grander scale bathhouse (where the main emphasis is on the bathhouse), I'd recommend seeing the Baths of Caracalla, however my husband and I liked how Diocletian has been used to... More

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The Diocletian Bath is close to the National Archaeological Museum with entrance fee included with the museum ticket. It's a short walk, north-east, and contains a museum, sculpture-filled courtyard, and covered ruins of a portion of the Bath. There are two rooms with frescoes. If you're in the area, it was interesting, but I wouldn't go out of my way... More

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Katonah, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Our family of four found this museum to be a find. The museum floors had many interesting artifacts dsilplsyed that took you through Rome's history. The huge hall that contained the baths was very atmospheric and the mosaic floor was beautiful. I enjoyed walking the cloisters, as I was fascinated with the dozens of masks adorning the walls. Each was... More

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The Villages, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is one of the four branches of the National Museum so if you buy a ticket to one, you get entrance to all four over a three day period (four if one of the days is a Monday). It's right across the street from the Termini station and the Palazzo Massimo (another branch of the Nat. Museum). What we... More

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