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Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali

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Address: Via Quattro Novembre 94, 00187 Rome, Italy
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09:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Markets of Trajan are an archaeological complex of uniqueness in Rome,...

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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If you don't have the audio guide this will be confusing. In the museum itself there are descriptions with the exhibits. there is also a good film. Once outside I wasn't quite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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If you don't have the audio guide this will be confusing. In the museum itself there are descriptions with the exhibits. there is also a good film. Once outside I wasn't quite clear about where I am going and what I am seeing

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know the museum inside of the Mercati di Traiano as we walked by. We saw some art from outside so we decided to go inside and we didn't regret it. It is not just a museum, it is also an art exhibition. From the terrace of it, you have a great view to the Altare della Patria. There... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this site fascinating and spent almost two hours wandering round the enormous market buildings and walking on Roman streets. The visit includes the Museum of the Imperial Forums (fori?) and like most Roman museums is frustrating in that it fails to present a connected vision of the remains presented but the Trajan markets are fascinating and whilst the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite pricey admission, even with the Roma card. Gives a great impression of how life was lived by the different societies in ancient Rome - every bit as much as the oyther sights. Great views of the fora from the higher points.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have not visited the museum, but the forum itself, as well as the Trajan's Market, is impressive outside. It is very well seen from the terrace of the Altare della Patria.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is not yet on the list of friends' top places to visit when in Rome, which I find frustrating as it was one of the most significant sites for us. It's position perched above the forum means that you gain an understanding of the area and its history that you otherwise wouldn't (forum historical presentation is charmingly haphazard... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Ideal place to understand how the Imperial adora were organised in Ancient Rome. Start from here, prior to visiting the other Fora. Do take the time to listen to / read the detailed explanations.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We echo what other reviewers have said about this splendid Museum and yes the modern horse sculptures were magnificent, but the exhibition ended on March 19th 2017. (The artist Gustavo Aceves, can be found on You Tube speaking about why he made them). Tip: Bear in mind that although there is a lift from the entrance area to the upper... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

For paying 11.5 euros each you see inside a shell of a building with parts of the building (marble) which had fallen, this is all ok but not worth the entrance fee. we have seen free museums with more interesting artifacts. you can see most of this building and the forum grounds from the perimeter road/path for nothing. Save your... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Architectural museum and access to more of the ancient areas than you can see from the street. Diagrams and labels (in english, italian and more) offer explanations of the broader forum and various areas... Enlightening to understand that the city was more than just the one historic area that everyone visits. For anyone who wants to see more of the... More 

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