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National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian, Rome

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Get a feel for what imperial baths looked like in Roman times at National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian. These baths, now mostly a recontruction, were built between the years 298 and 306. Occupying 12 hectares (32 acres), they are easily the largest of their kind. View the ruins of the once-grand imperial thermae and watch a short film illustrating what they would have looked like thousands of years ago. In addition to the baths, a museum houses early Italian manuscripts, pottery, funerary tomb inscriptions, and other artifacts relating to ancient Rome. Outside, stroll through the courtyard to view statues and sculptures. Put National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian and other Rome attractions into our Rome itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We would visit a Roman bath and chosen at random this. It turned out that the spot was much bigger than we had expected. There was plenty to see both inside and out. Can be recommended, if you want to see some of the really old Rome
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  • The Baths of Diocletian are the largest in the ancient Roman world and were able to accommodate 3,000 people at the same time, allegedly built by Christian slave labour in 298-306AD. Aside from the ba...  read more »
  • I visited Diocletian palace in Split, Croatia, and has been admiring him ever since. The Baths (Thermes) in Rome, were the biggest public baths in Rome. Its attached to a fabulous Museum. And it's fre...  read more »
  • I spent an interesting afternoon here. Lot of history about Rome from the first settlers all the way to Michelangelo designing the baths. Tip: It only cost about €4 and included entry to 3 other museums. (I had the Roma pass so paid a discounted rate)
  • The cloisters were pleasant and the immense bath spaces were impressive. I would have liked more explanations of the workings of the baths. The museum was fairly dull.
  • Great place, much bigger than I expected. The museum has many interesting "curse" plates left at the baths and their translations which are an eye opener! Also all exhibits have detailed English translations which really help.
  • Extensive collection of statue, how Roman wrote (technics), and superb baths, a video shows how it was in the Roman times. Brilliant !
  • Quite an interesting museum. I'd highly recommend a visit to the adjacent Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri as well.
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