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.
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153, Rome
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
Audio Guides & Guided Tours
Language: Italian, English
Duration: 1 hour
Sundays at 3 pm
Where to Purchase Tickets
At the venue
*€2 booking fee is applied to each item purchased over the telephone or online.
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
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.