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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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+39 06 0608
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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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We missed this place last visit to Rome but made it this time and it's amazing. Keeps on going and going with lots of places to explore and view the ruins on the other side of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We missed this place last visit to Rome but made it this time and it's amazing. Keeps on going and going with lots of places to explore and view the ruins on the other side of the road from the main forum complex. There is fabulous artwork to see along with the great lumps of Roman stonework. It's not too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mercati di Traiano museum is about 25-30 minutes walk from the main bus station (Termini). The museum itself, as well as the other archeological sites nearby, are truly magnificent. There is a lot of armed security on site so is also safe to visit. Highly recommended

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting for a while but I feel once you've seen one broken piece of structure, you've seen them all. The nooks and crannies of the building are pretty and the outside area too but feel it lacks holding interest as you walk around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best opportunities to see what the Roman forum area looked like. You get to walk through Trajan's Market, a well-preserved complex next to the Imperial Forums. Nobody knows about it, so there are no crowds. Don't miss it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the front this could be mistaken for another pile of ancient Roman rocks but at the back there's the entrance to a proper museum. This may explain why it was virtually empty unlike every other tourist location in Rome. The lack of people would be reason enough to go but in addition it's a well thought out museum with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting that much of Trajan Markets, and it ended up being one of my favorites attractions in Rome. You actually get the feeling of being inside and ancient building and at the same time you enjoy all the cultural and historical benefits of a museum. It is pretty well divided and organized, and the collection just made me... More 

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It is impressive it is amazing what developed was the roman society 2000 years ago. Great marvels in construction and in architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Right next to the Forum Romanum and seems like it is less known or less visited. Have to admit we found it by accident and it was a great tour. You can see how it looked back when it was still used and how it degraded by the use during the centuries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Looking at the remains of this make you stare all day and wonder how they were inspired to build these places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Please go see this museum, especially if before 7th January as the artist Gustavo Acevas has his “Lapidarium” installation here, it is just breathtaking. Saw the horses on the old road from the road above had to get in to see it as I was very curious. Sadly I only had 35 mins here before pick up so ran down... More 

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