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Trajan's Column

Via del Foro di Traiano, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #77 of 729 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
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Wallsend, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had to seek out this site for our visit to Rome as I remember it from my history lessons at school. It is great that the monument is still in such fantastic condition despite being some 2000 years old. The carvings winding round the column from top to bottom are very detailed. It could however I believe be better... More

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Capalaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What a memorial to the Emperor Trajan! It still stands today, after 2000 years (erected 113 AD) and tells the story of Trajan's conquest of Dacia (modern Romania). We visited the Column, the ruins of Trajan's Forum and Temple and his reconstructed market. This market was three stories high and almost semi-circular. It is thought by some to be the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stands out alone between the modern gleaming white palaces of Plaza de Republic and the excavated and reconstructed Trajans market. I always wanted to see this as it records the Dacian campaign of Trajan and the full activities of Roman soldiers, danube fleet, trades and supply for war. A vital piece of history. It stands tall soaring above the ruins... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This intricately detailed column is an important piece of Roman history. Having survived almost 2000years (built 113AD) it commemorates the Roman victories over the Darcions. The story engraved in pictures spirals around the 38m high column. The original statue on top of Trajan has been replaced with St Peter. The Trajan's column app is worth checking out if your interested.... More

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Forum of Trajan was the last and largest of the Imperial Forums that formed the political and governmental center of the Roman Empire. The complex consisted of an enormous basilica, two libraries, markets and a large temple. This forum was built on the order of the emperor Trajan with the spoils of war from the conquest of Dacia, which... More

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were walking down to the Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II when we stumbled upon this. It was beautiful to look at, and there was a board which showed you what all the drawings meant.

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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you go out to the Museum of Roman Civilization in the EUR district, you can see each "section" of the column "unrolled" full size with explanations of what you are seeing.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a must for all Roman history lovers. Cannot walk straight up to it, however just behind it is a step by step explanation of each episode depicted in the sculptured frieze going up the column. Explanations are in both Italian and the English language. Really worth the time to see and costs nothing but your time.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The column is in the same area as the Forum and Colosseum, so make sure you stop off and see Trajan's Column when you are in the area. It's a gorgeous piece of history wrapped in an ornate ribbon of storytelling. The area could use more visitor information, but still very worth the time to see. The little area around... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Given all the columns and other attractions, it's easy to overlook Trajan's Column. Don't! Look carefully and you can admire the superb craftsmanship. The column commemorates an early second century victory in a battle over Dacia (present-day Romania). What is so special about the column is the frieze, describing the war, that wraps around the column 23 times, creating a... More

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