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Trajan's Column

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Address: Via del Foro di Traiano, Rome, Italy
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It sticks out for miles An interesting structure

Grab the hop on Hop off bus around Rome to have a fantastic look at all the monuments - then go back to the ones you are interested in having a long look at

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Grab the hop on Hop off bus around Rome to have a fantastic look at all the monuments - then go back to the ones you are interested in having a long look at

Thank YasminMorris
Blaby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Invention #1. The first ever comic strip that tells a complete story winds its helical way up this large column. Technically, it's a bas relief. It tells the story of the Emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. Me neither. Its about 30 metres high including its pedestal. Dacia was at the time NOT a Romanian car manufacturer. It was... More 

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Cuenca, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's really worth seeing it especially if you're interested in history. Enjoy the visit before you go to the Colosseum.

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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This column was barely listed in my ravel brochure, so when I stumbles upon it I was quite surprised. Its not one of the "must see" sights of Rome, but it is a beautiful piece of antiquity on its own. The column itself is over 100 feet tall, with a sculptured fresco that winds around the column (which is said... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you can't get up close this is really just something you walk by and snap a picture or 3 of on your way somewhere else, but it's interesting to see and a cool part of history.

Thank Jeanne C
Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably took about 6 years to make, erected in 113 AD to mark Emperor Trajan's victory over Dacia (Romania), had a statue of Trajan on top originally, but that vanished (how?!) during the Middle Ages and the then Pope had it replaced by a statue of St. Peter, which is still there now.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's really nice to actually see it - this landmark is a history book itself and it's really worth seeing it!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Trajan's Column is in an area that has been excavated below street level. There are lots of pieced together columns from old structures and some columns still laying down. You can't really get close to Trajan's Column and it is difficult to see the winding story it tells of his battles (Egyptian Pharaohs did this as well & is from... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Going to the place of these columns makes us realize how tall they really are. Before going there it looked like a tall, but not much column. Only looking to this column in real life we can realize how imposing they were back then.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is just at the South West corner of the Piazza Venezia and it's another example of beautiful architecture. Detail on the column is phenomenal. And it's free!

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