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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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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Perth Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Diocletian’s Baths and Museum; Construction started on the baths in 298AD, astoundingly, it is believed that it took only 8 years to complete this massive building, the largest baths ever built in Rome. The church next door honours, in part, those who died building the baths, hence why it is called Santa Maria degli Angeli dei Martiri. The baths were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We walked a very long distance to get too this museum and archeological place... When in place we wasn´t let inside since we had a small bag with our camera and jackets in and nowhere to put it while visiting... What were they thinking?? Everyone walking around in Rome in March need a bag!! Please put in some bagboxes so... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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