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Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali

Via Quattro Novembre 94, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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The Markets of Trajan are an archaeological complex of uniqueness in Rome, perhaps even worldwide. They represent an area that has experienced the evolution of the city from the imperial age to today; an area that has been constantly recycled and transformed. The markets once the strategic administrative centre of the Imperial Forums, successively became a noble residence, a military fortress, a prestigious convent and a barracks... a continuous evolution.
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Via Quattro Novembre 94, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The sight was basically build as a Mall in antiquity, it is in its simple way one of the most impressive sights in Rome, even compared with the Colosseum and the Vatican. The authorities has transformed the place to a minimalistic but quite informative complex...More

Thank JorgenHelstrup
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This is a place to visit in Rome in a sunny day with no hurry. A place to walk and feel and imagine what happened there centurys ago. The magnificence of the building or what is left from them is still impressive. A true Roman...More

Thank Samgiordano
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

What truly sets this experience apart from most other museum visits is that it's housed within an ancient complex -- Trajan's Market -- and allows visitors amazing freedom to wander through much of the ruins at their leisure. It was thrilling. The museum itself is...More

Thank christine1354
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Markets of Trajan is another historic ancient site that your can walk right by and enjoy in Rome. It is the site of the oldest shopping mall

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The markets of Trajan were adjoining the Forum he built. Perhaps this is the oldest shopping mall in the world. The entrance to the museum is the core of a covered ancient market. The museum stretches out across the into an outdoor area, including an...More

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great museum of how several emperors built a series of forums close together and what they was used for. Lots of stuff to look at and so mush history you can walk around and touch!

Thank McLarenJP
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Much of it an archeological site, this was a thriving market when Trajan was Emperor. Site is dominated by the Tower of Milizie, built in the 13 th century. You can climb it and see all the surrounding area

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Closed for renovation when we visited in late October 2017, but still visible from the main Via Dei Fori Imperiali, Trajan's market is an impressive semi circular structure, originally used as shops and offices when built in the second century AD. Head up the main...More

1  Thank Ste M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

You can see most of Trajan's Markets from the outside without paying to get in, but it is well worth paying to get in. The museum of the Imperial Forums in the main market hall is one of the best curated and interpreted museums I...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We heard about this place with some people saying why bother you can see all from the road but far from it you must go in to experience a very unusual find. It was only discovered some 20 years ago and has uncovered extensive archealogical...More

Thank Tony A
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Karina M
30 July 2017|
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear Karina, in the summary of regulations that govern entry to civic museums and archaeological sites we can read (en.mercatiditraiano): free admission to visitors with disabilities and a family member or a carer who can... More
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Ashley C
18 July 2017|
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear Ashley, booking in advance is not compulsory. In any case, online tickets are valid only for the date on the ticket, at any time of the day. Best regards
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Deanna J
3 February 2017|
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear Deanna, The Markets of Trajan are a window on the imperial Forums and an archaeological complex of uniqueness in Rome. They represent an area that has experienced the evolution of the city from the imperial age to... More
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