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Trajan's Column

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This uniquely designed Roman triumphal column (which commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars) is pretty neat and is easy to find and see. It is located in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This uniquely designed Roman triumphal column (which commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars) is pretty neat and is easy to find and see. It is located in Trajan's Forum, near the Quirinal Hill, north of the Roman Forum. Completed in AD 113, this 98 foot tall column is famous for its spiral design which artistically tells in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This victory monument looks grand even now .The top was changed after some time but the Column looks good.You will not miss this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a must see in my book. As Trajan's column is very high the reliefs can be appreciated on a photographic scroll nearby where you can read the descriptions in Italian and English. Like the rest of Rome, the more you wander the more you discover so make sure you take a good walk around this area because there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This column has so much history built into it, I couldn't even begin to scratch the surface here. Suffice to say that it's yet another thing in Rome that you can't miss, and you must have a guidebook to give you the historical background to really really appreciate it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

roman historical architecture affects me , i was very impressed. took the photograph here and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were totally distracted while having a nice stroll through Rome's nice streets when we suddenly envisioned this huge column full of the richest details!!! Simply jaw-dropping! If you don't have our luck to bump into it whole walking, go looking for it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Trajan's Column is right at the end of the Forum and should not be missed. The spiral relief which spans the column is stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Trajan's Column is a Roman triumphal column in Rome, Italy, that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It was probably constructed under the supervision of the architect Apollodorus of Damascus. It is located in Trajan's Forum, built near the Quirinal Hill, north of the Roman Forum. Completed in AD 113. , the freestanding column is most famous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

superb (but the photo is of Aurelian's column, please change it), not to be missed, also it is worth to visit the reconstruction in the Museo della Civilitta Romana (EUR) where you can read all the reliefs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Trajan's Column is still magnificent to see, even if you have seen it many times. Viewed from the street, you can still make out parts of the amazing story which winds its way around the column, detailing the military victories of the Emperor Trajan. It is amazing to think of the size and grandeur of the Basilica Ulpia and the... More 

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