The Baths of Caracalla were the grandest public baths of ancient Rome. Built between 212 and 217 AD, it remains in ruins as a spectacular tourist stop.
Lose yourself in the gardens and imagine that you are in one of the infinity pools. Buy the entrance to the Baths of Caracalla on our website to avoid the long queues that form at the box office.
The emperor Caracalla, Marco Aurelio Antonino Basiano ordered the construction of the imperial thermal baths with the name of Termas Antoninas. It receives this name by its relation with the Antonina dynasty, family that governed from year 96 to 192 d.C. the Roman Empire.
The citizens went to the Baths of Caracalla regularly to use the private showers, since in the Roman town they did not have them. It was such a large space that it had a full occupation of 1,500 people of all classes; soldiers, old people, children, slaves ... Above all, they went there to chat and even close deals. It was such a large enclosure that there was room for a library, taverns, and beautiful gardens to walk around.
As for the decoration and curiosities of the structure, walking through the hot springs we can see in the floors figures of Hercules and the Farnese Bull in the form of mosaics. In addition to rooms that received sunlight through large windows.
In the year 537, the thermal baths were no longer used; the aqueducts that supplied the city with water and its valuable structures were demolished by the barbarians. In the year 847 part of the building was destroyed when an earthquake struck the city. Today, after the looting of the barbarians and the earthquake suffered, part of the buildings, walls, arches and windows are still standing.
The Termas de Caracalla will close the visiting hours 1 hour before closing.
Upon arrival at the hot springs, the ticket obtained at our website will be shown at the ticket office to prove your entry.
for children under 6 years free ticketsThe Baths of Caracalla have olds.
*Once you have acquired the admission ticket, any changes are not allowed and the amount paid will not be reimbursed under any circumstances
Baths of Caracalla + Audio Guide 15€
Access to Imperial Baths of Caracalla without queuing. Ticket includes Audio guide.