Terme di Caracalla
Terme di Caracalla
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
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Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The ruins of ancient Rome's public bathhouse, dating back to the 3rd century.
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Neighborhood: Centro
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  • Circo Massimo • 8 min walk
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midway42
Georgia3,055 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
There are a handful of iconic images one associates with Ancient Rome: an emperor, gladiators, a chariot race, and, well, baths. No matter where the empire’s reach extended, there were bath complexes. I can personally attest to this as I've seen them in England (2007) and Romania (2021). The baths of Caracalla were constructed in the early 3rd Century and stayed in use for over 300 years. Free and open to the public, the complex contained a hypocaust (underground chamber using wood and coal to heat the water) and served as architectural inspiration for structures both ancient (the Basilica of Maxentius in the Forum) and modern (Chicago Union Station).

I visited during the week after taking the subway to Circo Massimo; the site is about a ten minute walk from the station. An audio guide was readily available at admission and contained ten stops. The walking path demarcated at the site also provided a logical path for the tour, and I was brought by the two gyms, frigidarium/tepidarium/calidarium complex, swimming pool, cisterns, and libraries on the periphery of the complex. There were static displays as well covering the four different brick building techniques as well as a description of the mosaics. The dialogue from the commentary was excellent and the visit lasted a little over an hour. I did see some patrons with what looked like augmented reality goggles on but I was almost done with my tour and didn’t ask how to rent them.

This was a superb visit for several reasons. First, as mentioned in the introduction, it covers a signature facet of Ancient Rome in detail. Second, the area was the most atmospheric of all the sites I saw during my week in the city; even if I didn’t have audio commentary it would have just been cool to walk through. Third, the attraction was “off the beaten path” and almost devoid of the swarms of rabid tourists found at the more popular areas. Last, the possibility of AR in the future along with the commentary really clinches it for me; this would be a great opportunity if it took hold.

Accessible. User friendly. Atmospheric. Academic. Future potential. Highly recommended.
Written March 31, 2023
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Cme1234
Singapore, Singapore427 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Quite a nice place if you are into seeing some ancient ruins. There are however signs of neglect.

This is quite a distance from the city center and has very very visitors even when it is free.

If you have the time, then you can consider adding this into your bucket list.
Written July 4, 2022
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Exploring Chris
Calgary, Canada252 contributions
Jan 2022
We enjoyed visiting the bath ruins but I wouldn't recommend this on a short visit to Rome or a first visit if it means passing on other grand historic sites/museums. The scale of the ruins is really impressive but plan to have an audio guide (a couple EU at the ticket booth) or a guided tour if you want to gain any understanding on the site. We spent about 90-120 minutes touring the grounds and that moving very slowly and listing to all parts of the audio guide. We visited in the morning and there were very view tourists.
Written February 4, 2022
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Jeet
21 contributions
Apr 2023
At only 8 Euros and no crowds, we were pleasantly surprised with how nice this was. I recommend going right into the bath house which is an quick left once you enter. There are amazing rooms with mosaic tiles in spectacular condition after 2,000 years. The buildings are tall and impressive, and there is even a game board carved into the stone where Roman's would play games while soaking. Pretty cool and off the main tourist tract.
Written May 8, 2023
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nigni2002
Carimate, Italy2,709 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
You do need the 3D view facility. Not easy to manage, just 5 minutes to understand and then you can get an idea of everything. You have to pay a little more but if you are two or three you do not need to rent 3, just One and everybody can enjoy it.
Otherway it is a little boring to read…
Written November 3, 2022
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Beanie
Clifton Park, NY1,157 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We went to the baths with a private guide. While other sites were crowded with people , this spot was virtually empty. It is fascinating and I'm surprised not more popular attraction
Although impressive on its own, it wouldnt have been the same without a private guide or some sort of virtual guide to explain just how complex the baths were.
I would rate this just as high as the more popular Colosseum.
Written July 8, 2022
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20bothwell
United Kingdom60 contributions
Nov 2022
there are several bath areas in rome that you can see more of than this one and this one you can see 80% from the outside . the staff are lazy and do not want to engage with tourists, its a rip off at any price because the best things to see are closed off underground. we spent 3 weeks in rome and this was a regret as well as the ara pacis. it was a regret not because the history is not important but because the site could be better
Written December 30, 2022
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Taco P
Orlando, FL287 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
These baths could handle 6000 bathers at the same time. Read the history and you will be utterly amazed. Plus the way the water flowed and was heated was a art. The whole area is good to see.
Written February 18, 2020
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lady_britts
Bexley, UK1,260 contributions
Dec 2019
These ruins are extraordinary both in size and in structure. Likely built between 212 & 217 AD, these incredible baths were in use until the 530s and were at one time the city's second largest Roman public baths. This place is incredible and without doubt one of my favourite places in Rome and if we hadn't had been on the purple route of the Big Bus tour, we would never had know about it. And to have missed it would have been a great shame as it gives a grand insight into the life of the ancient romans. Set slightly from the rest of the humdrum of Rome, we were two of only a handful of visitors but can be reached by walking from Circus Maximus in about 15 minutes. I thoroughly recommend the audio tour as there is a lot to learn, along with a great deal to see. You'll need to leave a photo ID for the guides which is returned on your way out.
Written March 15, 2020
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Adrian C
13 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
The Baths provide a nice insight in the history of Rome. Much less crowded than other atractions. The audio guide provides lots of details about the rooms and about Caracala himself. Worth a visit, especially if you are interested in the history of the antiquity.
Written March 22, 2023
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