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Once we found the entrance, we enjoyed visiting this example of Roman engineering and architecture. The entrance faces Termini Station (or if you are facing the church, enter on the right ride around the corner). There isn’t much signage directing you and the entrance itself isn’t very obvious so ask for directions when you are close if needed. Once inside, you can choose to visit just the free portions or you can pay to see the additional exhibits. There are large lockers (free) at the entrance where you can leave large bags and items that are not permitted inside. There is a quality video that you can watch that helps you to understand what the baths looked like when they were in operation. Watching this video will help you to enjoy and understand your visit to the ruins that remain. There is lots of signage that helps you appreciate what you are viewing as you walk around, and the baths and grounds are not as crowded as the other “major” tourist areas in Rome. Well worth visiting and easily managed without a guided tour...once you find the entrance!

1  Thank Brian0ntheGo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Baths with our 10 year old son and all thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the place. It was great to see the video representation of what the Baths would have looked like in their day as you could visualise it when you walked around.

These Baths were huge and even the changing rooms were massive! It was worth the price of the audio guide to be able to hear about how the Baths were used and get a feel for what it would have been like.

You also get to visit the attached museum for free and this contains lots of interesting artefacts also covered by the audio guide. Great place for a couple of hours.

1  Thank Julie Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this attraction. Not one to visit just looks like an old un maintained building. I appreciate the history behind it but the area is mains for cars and on a busy crossing. really nice historical place to visit

Thank Sachin M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very near our hotel and I must say what a gem of a place to visit if you're into history.

A huge museum, remains of the baths and a lovely garden to look at. We popped-in with the intention of being an hour or so looking around but ended up being in there for about 4 hours as there's just so much to look at.

Thank Christopher L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the 8 years it took to build this complex (the largest bath complex in ancient Rome), thousands of Christian slaves were worked to death. The 3rd century was a big century for Christian persecution, almost all the martyrs came out of this era.

In 1561, Pope Pius IV dedicated new construction to the Christian slaves; the Pope ordered Michelangelo to build a basilica in the ruins of the Roman Baths. That is a separate tour, however. This tour gives peeks into the bath ruins. Only a small part of the baths can be visited. Too bad. I hope that gets expanded in the future.

The 32 acre baths had a gymnasium, a library, and several pools of different temperatures. The bricks were covered in marble and decorated with mosaics. There are sculptures, too.

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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Despite Rick Steves guidebook, entrance is not free; it's 10 euro per person. That gets you admission only. Not even a guide pamphlet. There are few signs and none of them guide you to baths, but for one sign near something I think was the frigitorium. A real waste of time and of a half hour walk each way.

Thank arthursD7497PH
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This was a very interesting location to visit to see some ancient Roman Baths. It was difficult to find the entrance, but we finally found a small sign on a fence, behind some stalls selling souvenirs. It was worth finding! And, once inside, we were not presented with a map or plan, so we had to be sure we had seen all the areas, and the easiest to miss was the main entrance to the ancient bath area.

Thank MAHfx
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

We were walking around the area of our hotel and came across the Baths of Diocletian. It happened to be the 1st Sunday of the month so admission was free. It was the first place we visited in Rome where there were no crowds.
It is beautiful and relaxing walking around the facility. There are many sculptures and sarcophagi that you can see up close. I wanted to take the huge bathtub home.
We really enjoyed our time here and I don't think we even saw it all.

Thank DIVESD
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The Baths of Diocletian were actually built by the Emperor Maximian, and dedicated to Diocletian who had crowned him Augustus. A part of the baths was converted into the Basilica of S. Maria degli Angeli at the behest of Pope Pius IV. The Baths occupy a large area, in addition to the pools there is also the cloister Michelangelo and in the inside a museum of Roman finds. The base price of the ticket is € 10, with another € 2 you can visit in 4 days another 3 museums that are part of the Museo Nazionale Romano, so it is worth spending these two € extra. With another € 5 you are made available a virtual viewer with which you will see the virtually rebuilt terme. The thermal baths are easily reachable by the Repubblica A metro station or by a 5-minute walk from Termini central station. You will be immersed in history, so I recommend absolutely to get lost in the Spa for at least two hours.

1  Thank Francesco F
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

These baths once covered 32 acres and could hold 3,000 people. They were used for 500 years.
You need to visit just to see just the enormity of the buildings the Romans could build. Much of what was there has been destroyed, and Michelangelo help design a chuch using parts of the bathhouse. But the church and the museum are really memorable.

1  Thank Norman B
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