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Diocletian Bath and the Octagonal Hall

Address: Viale Enrico de Nicola, 79, 00185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino)
Phone Number: 06 489 035 00
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Ranked #172 of 1,420 things to do 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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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Le Terme di Diocleziano is part of the Museo Nazionale Romano and is not just (a reconstruction of) the Baths of Diocletianus but also a wonderful museum on ancient Greek-Roman civilisation and art. There is the Baths' section with the reconstruction and a very good video showing how it looked like at the time, and the museum section with the... More 

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UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

An interesting place to visit. More than just the baths- lots of finery architecture (if that's your thing). A really good film which shows you what the baths would have been like when built (with seating to save aching feet!). Nice at dusk.

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Hong Kong Region, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
156 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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