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Diocletian Bath and the Octagonal Hall

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Address: Viale Enrico de Nicola, 79, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 489 035 00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Nice to see. Lots of great artifacts and history. Part of the combo ticket with the National Museum. Located in the same vicinity within walking distance of the Termini.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We only expected to stay for an hour. 5 hours later. Such amazing artefacts. So calm and tranquil in the gardens. Sadly no cafe. But square toilets that I found hysterical. Could not figure out how to sit without falling. This aside the history and exhibits were outstanding. €10 per person at time of visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice to see. Lots of great artifacts and history. Part of the combo ticket with the National Museum. Located in the same vicinity within walking distance of the Termini.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visited this on our last day, last afternoon in Rome but wished we had found it earlier. A couple of hours flew by and we rushed most of it. Visited on a hot Tuesday afternoon and there were probably no more than 20 tourists in the whole place and its quite a big place, indoors and out. The portico'ed Michelangelo... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went to this really nice place almost by accident. Our hotel was about two blocks away and we wanted to do something short. It was free because it was Sunday! If you could only imagine this place thousand of years ago...it was monumental! Beautiful gardens, very peaceful. Glad we went!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I visited this museum whilst walking through the city to escape the heat. For a 10 Euro entrance fee, you can visit here plus three other museums in a three day period, which represents excellent value for money. As it was my penultimate day in Rome, I only visited two of the four museums, the other being the Palazzo Massimo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You have got to try this out! Took me a while to work out that you had to stand on the spots and wave your hands about, but the experience of seeing the villas, roadway, etc was fun and informative . Teenagers etc would love it and actually learn something special. Spurred me to go to museum Romana to see... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Sheer magnitude, and information The excavations of the baths were staggering as was the exhibion. The gardens were a delight in the heat . I particularly liked the greek cloisters . but would have welcomed a floor plan as I kept getting lost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Excuse me but this one was not on my 'to do ' list ........my big mistake . Opposite Termini station and very low entrance fee . One pays only 7€ for four sites . Gives you a good idea of the importance of the bathing cultus in Rome . As often in these Roman musea one is at ease because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Baths of Diocletian and the museum in which they are contained are amazing. I cannot believe they are not as well visited as the other major sites. This site gives you a real insight into the grandeur of ancient Rome. Well displayed, great movie reconstruction and tone of artifacts, not to be missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The massive halls of the former bath are awe-inspiring -- one was converted to the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and should be seen (the church entrance is separate from the baths). Much antique sculpture is on display, along with an extensive exhibit on Roman writing and inscriptions. Parts of the baths became a religious institution and the large... More 

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Address: Viale Enrico de Nicola, 79, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 489 035 00
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Esquilino
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:45 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:45 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:45 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:45 pm

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