Thermae of Diocletian - Roma

The Thermae of Diocletian were built between 298 and 306 by Maximian and are considered the biggest in the Roman world thus measuring 14 hectares. They were used until 537. Together with the different temperatured rooms (calidarium, tepidarium, frigidarium) there were a covered swimming-pool, some rooms for exercizing, gardens, a library. In 1560, the Tepidarium was transformed into the church of Saint Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs (Sant Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri). The project was directed by Michelangelo. Other parts of the baths were used as a storeroom for corn and oil, as a prison and as a hospice. In 1889, the building became one of the headquarters of the National Museum of Roman Antiquities.

Things to see: the church of Saint Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs, the Museum of Epigraphy in which is explained the emergence of Latin, the sculptures and funeral ornaments, the gardens, Michelangelo's kiosk.


9.00-19.45 From tuesday - sunday
Closed on Monday



Address : Via E. de Nicola 79 Roma Italy

Phone : +39 0639967700

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