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National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian, Rome
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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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  • A visit to the Baths of Diocletian and its attached national museum are included in the Roma Pass and will be enhanced with an audioguide tour. We loved our visit to this museum and spent about 3 hour...  more »
  • The proximity to Termini station maybe penalizes some this magnificent site that goes almost unnoticed by the majority of tourists all directed to the Coliseum and the Roman Forum! Instead he's a real calling card before advancing on a visit to Rome. The ancient thermal baths, beautiful cloisters, the Museum, all beautifully restored and preserved show the best of themselves on a beautiful sunny day! Pay close attention to the short educational films that are screened in cinemas and in the great cloister. At the exit, continue with the wonderful Abbey of Santa Maria degli Angeli
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  • I honestly didn't expect something so grand and especially a restoration so well done. just by you realizes how much had to be immense and beautiful. a real treasure trove of beauty.
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  • Spectacular ruins. The scale is monumental, dwarfing the visitor. Begun in 298 and finished in 306, the baths were modeled on prior designs from elsewhere, but, like the modern-day arms race in NFL football stadiums, it was bigger and grander than what came before. Don't miss a film presentation within the museum that depicts the baths in their glory, which was stunning. Baths are within Museo de Roma, which features art treasures of its own.
  • Your ticket here gives you access to 4 wonderful museums - Roman Baths, modern art gallery, cultural and historical exhibits museum, beautiful gardens and the capacity to lose yourself in the antiquities, mysteries and culture of Rome's glorious bygone era for hours on end. This location has audio visual enhancements and a very very good museum shop providing a wide range of merchandise suitable for scholars and tourist puposes alike.
  • Museam was incredible- filled with items from antiquity. Audio tour was great but confusing on how to get around. Best part was the renderings of how the baths once looking. Truly marvelous.
  • Amazing place with so much history and antiquities. Very well set out and one of the highlights of our tour of Rome
  • 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)