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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 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit on top of the forum and colosseum to get a look at a wonderful building with many uses over the last 2000 years - built as the first 'supermarket' and later used as a Monastery. Good signs - much better than...More

Thank Ella_Jones688
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali is right next to the Forum Romano and seems like it is less known or less visited and in a walking distance from Colosseum. When you are there, you actually get the feeling of being inside and...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last day in Rome we decided to visit Trajan's market, which is part of the general forum ruins, situated just behind the famous Trajan's column. It probably represents, among other things, the very first shopping centre in the world, but this is not...More

1  Thank Iain H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the Colosseum and Forum give you an idea of the magnificence of Rome don't miss this nearby attraction which gives you an idea of everyday life with its streets and shops. Quite literally a Roman shopping Mall. There is a video guide in multiple...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best bit for me was Trajan's column - surely restored but decorated with scenes of Roman life in the army, better than a text book. Rest is bitty, but good info boards and easy wandering around the site.

Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a great place to wander around in with terrific views. There was a terrific exhibit of giant horse sculptures by Gustavo Aceves - not sure if it's still on display.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed exploring the ancient market. They have interesting exhibits located throughout to explain the history. It is also a good way to explore, learn and get a little exercise. Many steps and levels make this a place you can walk around for an...More

Thank Tiffanie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't actually realise this was here til we stumbled across n it late one night in the way back from Roma termini. Excellent spot to learn about the history of the various forum and walk around the the ancient site of the Trajan market which...More

Thank Danielle T
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It is actually an interesting piece of history. The marketplace tells a lot about the history of things a very long time ago. We just walked around the perimeter. Enjoy Rome!!!

Thank onemichael
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We found this gem quite by chance whilst walking from the Forum site to the Trevi Fountain. The entrance isn't imposing, but it is well worth a visit, with a chance to walk around the market, see the exhibits, and also take in a great...More

Thank Colin P
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Karina M
29 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
17 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
2 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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