National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian, Rome

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#18 of 164 in Museums in Rome
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. Work out when and for how long to visit National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian and other Rome attractions using our handy Rome tour planner.
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  • Wonderful place to visit. Plan on a few hours to visit as there is a lot to see. Statuary and historic artifacts are great.  more »
  • We visited the Baths of Diocletian specifically to see this exhibition. We have visited countless art and archeological exhibitions and I can honestly say that this must be the most...  more »
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  • We hired the audio guides too. It was a bit confusing to know where the guides begun, and we got lost a few times, so had to guess which section to listen to. But an interesting visit, with good bite sized collections to look and learn about. We were especially interested to learn how slaves could become freemen etc in ancient times. Made Rome seem less brutal I suppose :) And I totally would have gone there back in the baths magnificent marble-sculptured hey day!!!
  • A lot of interesting artifacts from the Roman era. Texts in English and very well explained. Definitely worth to visit if you're in Rome. Entrance is 12€ for 4 museums that you can visit in 3 days.

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