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Address: Cankiri Ave., Ankara, Turkey
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The baths were constructed with three main divisions: a frigidarium (cold...

The baths were constructed with three main divisions: a frigidarium (cold section), tepidarium (cool section) and caldarium (hot section). They were built during the time of Emperor Caracalla (3rd century AD) in honor of Asclepios, the god of medicine. Today only the basement and first floors remain.

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Little known but well worth a visit

If you just pass by the Roman Baths in Ankara, you'd have no idea how big the site is. It has a good collection of Roman columns, tombstones and a number of sculptures placed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once in the heart of ancient Roman Ankara, the Roman baths represent much of what remains apart from the Ankara Castle. Located on the main road that goes through Ulus to and from the airport the baths are easily accessible by taxi or bus. In addition to the ruins of the baths the site also contains numerous Roman era tombstones,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

If you just pass by the Roman Baths in Ankara, you'd have no idea how big the site is. It has a good collection of Roman columns, tombstones and a number of sculptures placed around the ruins of the big bath. Unfortunately they don't offer an audio guide but it's a place well worth a visit for a good understanding... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

This is one of my favourite places in Ankara, because of the great collection of inscriptions and tombstones collected in the courtyard of the bath complex. (where you can play an excellent game of hide and seek with the kids). However, for the avarage visitor this place may not be that interesting, as the bath house is not that well... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

This is an ope air collection of Roman columns and grave stones. They do not appear to be assembled in any order, and no docent or literature is available. Unless one is an archeologist it is not very meaningful.

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Nothing had changed since my last visit in 2013. The ruins still hold their power to impress although, despite some apparent archaeological activity on the site, there is an air of attraction fatigue. It is a self-guided affair with no handout provided to assist in navigation. There is English signage. The grounds are maintained but the explanatory signage is fading... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

A tour guide took us to see the Roman baths. If he hadn't I think we might have missed this one. From the outside, view from the street, it does not appear to be anything. There are only bits and pieces left but I am fascinated by the architecture elements left. The signs explain what you are seeing. Most of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Not bad but nothing can be seen unless if u have a binocular. The fee is payable but if u are a student in turkey u can get muzium card for 20tl and enter it . The card can be used in all turkish muzium . For normal visitors can purchase 3day muzium pass which can be used at all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

A large roman bath complex with signage in both Turkish and English (rare fro Anakara!) . No English speaking staff. Basically a self guided wander around a ruin. The site is not too well maintained, so wear strong shoes and watch your step. They cut the grass on the path around the ousode, but the central area (which is prohibited... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

I was thrilled to see these ruins, exactly the same as you see all over Rome. This is one of the baths built by Emperor Caracalla, but much smaller than the famous one. There are old wall foundations, intact brick arches, marble columns, bases, capitals, sculptures, etc. Some are in remarkably good condition. The site is labeled with a minimum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

I was suprised to see just 1 visitor besides me. The place has lots of history about Roman Empire and Bisantine era. We can see statues, stone inscriptions and many different detials about romans. There is a big open area where used to be a recreation place with bathrooms. There area tombs from bisantine era too. The place in the... More 

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