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Terme di Caracalla, Rome

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#21 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
Emperor Caracalla constructed Terme di Caracalla, the second-largest Roman baths in the city, between 211 and 217 CE. The original complex covered 25 hectares (33 acres), and the building was 228 m (750 ft) long with a 38.5 m (125 ft) high ceiling. The central area of the remaining baths is the summer location of the Rome Opera Company and a concert venue for world-famous acts, such as the Three Tenors. Buy a ticket to tour the ruins, and wander among the huge walls and crumbling foundations. Arrange your visit to Terme di Caracalla and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rome using our Rome online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Bit of a walk from the centre but worth it, place is so quiet and relaxing, away from the crowds. The ruins are colossal, must have been amazing when it was all in one piece and functioning. I think i...  more »
  • We cost the ticket 8 euros per person (too much for what it is), they do not teach you everything, they have it fenced and there are many places where you can not get to the idea of what was historically, because it is all very deteriorated. If you take an audio guide is better, we saved were looking at the images online and looking at the explanations so we could find out something. Also the back of the thermal baths were closed because they were setting up a stage to do a concert, so you couldn't see that back or take good pictures of other areas because in all there was something on the fence or stage. In other areas of the thermal baths had scaffolding and wires placed, so more of the same, terrible photos. I was a little disappointed, especially by its deterioration and because no one cares about rehabilitating it, with how wonderful Rome is in general.... I hope those responsible will react to this and remedy it before visitors lose.
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  • We did the 4D tour and it was well worth it. You could readily visualize what the Baths looked like when in use.  more »
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  • So cool!! Highly recommend spending the few extra Euros and getting some virtual tour goggles! It really helps you visualize what it looked like back when it was built.
  • We missed the Baths of Caracalla on our first trip in July (18) so decided to check the ruins out in January when we were there. The remnants of the second largest public baths in Rome are massive. They are quite an impressive display and very different from today. The overall size of this place when built was huge. Be prepared to walk a bit, but all on flat surfaces and with no crowds in the month of January. We liked this and would recommend it.
  • Very rude staff, the man helping us started screaming at the other man behind the counter because he was trying to help someone at the same time and our guy couldn’t hear over them talking.. so that was a bit uncomfortable. The tickets weren’t too expensive, but he kept trying to get us to come by the day after when it was free entrance (we just didn’t have the time for that). It wasn’t too crowded and we got to walk around all over, but there wasn’t a lot of information provided. The ruins were cool to see, but a lot of the baths were so eroded you had to have a lot of imagination to see what they used to look like.
  • If you're going to enter this site, (11€) make sure you get a virtual reality glasses tour (extra 8€). When we got there they were out of VR glasses and we didn't get to experience them. The site itself is impressive but doesn't justify the price. The best thing in there was that is was pretty empty of visitors so you had your quiet.
  • Great site with lots of interesting things to see. Just make sure to check the opening times, as we went on a Monday and only had half an hour to look round before being chased by the staff to get out. The tunnels underneath were particularly fascinating. A bit of a walk off the normal tourist paths in Rome but definitely worth it.
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