Baths of Caracalla ~ Terme di Caracalla

About the Baths of Caracalla

Construction of the Baths of Caracalla started in 216 AD by Emperor Septimius Severus, and completed in 235 AD under his son, Caracalla. The Baths were the second largest in Rome and served as more than just a bathing centre, with an area for walks, reading/studying, and exercise. Water for the baths came from the aqua nova and were heated by a hypocaust system. The Baths were used until the 6th century when the Ostrogoths severed the water supply during the Gothic War.  

General Information

Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153, Rome

Telephone: +390639967700

Tickets Prices

Adult: €8

EU Citizen (18 – 25): €4

EU Teacher: €4

Free Entry Eligibility 

First Sunday of the month (no reservations)

Visitors under 18 years old

Disabled person from an EU State and a companion.

EU Teachers and students of the following faculties: architecture, conservation of the cultural heritage, education sciences, arts with a specialisation in archaeology or art history 

Roma Pass – when using free entries

*See website for full list of reduced and free entry eligibility.

*Proof of eligibility required 

Audio Guides & Guided Tours

Audio Guides 

Fee: €5

Language: Italian, English

Didactic Tours 


Duration: 1 hour

Language: Italian

Sundays at 3 pm

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Where to Purchase Tickets

At the venue

Telephone: +390639967700 


*€2 booking fee is applied to each item purchased over the telephone or online.

Public Transportation

Metro B – circo Massimo Stop

It is approximately a 10 minute walk from the stop.

Several buses stop near area.

Hours of Operation

9 am to 2 pm – Monday

Last Sunday of October to  February 15

8:30 am to 4:30 pm – Daily

 February 16 to  March 15

8:30 am to 5 pm – Daily

March 15 to Last Saturday of March

8:30 am to 5:30 pm – Daily

Last Sunday of March to  August 31

8:30 am to 7:15 pm – Daily

September 1 to September 30

8:30 am to 7 pm – Daily

October 1 to Last Saturday of October

8:30 am to 6:30 pm – Daily


January 1,  May 1,  December 25

Useful Information

Last entry is 1 hour before closing.

Access may be limited for those with mobility issues.

Prohibited: backpacks and large bags.

Inquire at the venue about the Mithraeum at the Baths of Caracalla – they are a must see when open to the public.

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