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Diocletian Bath and the Octagonal Hall

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Address: Viale Enrico De Nicola, 79, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 4890 3500
09:00 - 19:45
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To understand the Roman's building skills, you must see this place-it's absolutely huge! You can get access from the museum next door. Make sure you go to the Basilica next... read more

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To understand the Roman's building skills, you must see this place-it's absolutely huge! You can get access from the museum next door. Make sure you go to the Basilica next door-it's actually using the same structure from all those years ago.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this museum- you could easily spend 2-3 hours wandering around here. There is a short film showing you what the baths were like and you can wander around the lay out of the baths. There are animal sculptures in the beautiful garden and wonderful sculptures throughout the museum. The top floor contains amazing artefacts- def worth a visit.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This year a Jean Arp exhibit was on display at the Baths of Diocletian. So, you could see a "Michelangelo-style" cloister, ancient statuary and near-contemporary art.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well we saw the magnificent Epigraphic museum and the Protohistoric Museum and the cloisters. All fantastic. The nearby Baths of Diocletian were closed, as was the Aula Ottagona, and after viewing Trip Advisor, it turns out we missed the Santa Maria degli Angeli. We didn't even know the church was there. In hind sight, I guess we saw enough that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at a hotel near the train station, Roma Termini, and had spend 4 days touring all over Rome, and to Pompeii. On the last day we walked a scant 8 minutes to the Diocletian Baths and had a wonderful visit. The site itself is a little confusing, because the outside and ground floor are readily accessible, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are the remains of a large bathing complex. (Part of it was been converted into a church by Michelangelo (the Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri) late in his life. You can visit this part without admission fee separately.) This is one of four sites that are part of the Museo Nazionale. One gets a combined ticket for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The remains of the baths is mixed with a lot of other things on display here, and we did not like it as much as the baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla). The best impression of what it would have looked like is on the film, which actually is quite good. This attraction is one of four that you get... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Baths, visit the Museo Nazionale Romano, you will love it. You'll also enjoy the garden and art exhibits.

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Kosice, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Baths of Diocletian are very close to the Termini station. When you buy a ticket to the baths you will get also free entry (valid for three days) to Palazzo Massimo, Pallazzo Altemps and Crypta Balbi (National Museums)- what a bargain! Baths were later transformed by Michelangelo into the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Carthusia Monastery. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right across from Termini Station is the Baths of Diocletian. Buying a ticket to the Baths also entitles your entry (within 3 days) to Palazzo Massimo, Pallazzo Altemps and Crypta Balbi (National Museums). Given that this was the largest baths in the Roman Empire (3000 people at a time), the remaining parts of the Baths are actually quite small. The... More 

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