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Baths of Caracalla were built by Emperor Caracalla between 211 and 217. The baths were a large recreation center with swimming pools, hot baths, sauna and were surrounded by gardens, lecture halls, sports fields and libraries. The Baths of Caracalla even had a jogging track and gymnasium. 1600 bathers at one time could use the facilities.

The Frigidarium (the cold water bath) was also the meeting place at the center of the complex; the Caldarrium was the hot bath, The Tepidarium was the bath with semi hot water. The Sauna was heated with hot air coming from the fire in the basement.

The outer walls of the Baths were made of concrete. Baths of Caracalla were a massive leisure complex and a great engineering work and functioned for 300 years until were destroyed by invading tribes.

Where are the Baths of Caracalla: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 52, Caracalla south of the Colosseum

How to get to the Baths of Caracalla: By Subway/metro line B to Circo Massimo station.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 9:00 AM to 1 hour before sunset
Monday – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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