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Address: Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy

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A model building

A basilica was a Roman hall of justice and administrative purposes and this one is probably the most important ancient basilica, named after the Emperor Trajan, whose full name... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Rijeka, Croatia
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

A basilica was a Roman hall of justice and administrative purposes and this one is probably the most important ancient basilica, named after the Emperor Trajan, whose full name was Marcus Ulpius Traianus. With its layout and dimensions (117 by 55 meters) it became the model for building the churches.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Basilica Ulpia was not a religious site as the name might suggest, but was a administrative building after moving from the Roman Forum to the newly constructed Forum of Trajan in early 100 AD. The two Forums are close together though, about a 5 minute walk separates. The building was huge at 385ft x 182ft and part of the original... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

As Basilica Ulpia is free to view and photograph, why not see it on your way to visit the Colosseum and several of the forums in the area? I wouldn't have the thought this hole in the ground which contained many columns would have been of much import, but was lucky enough to be able to speak to an Italian... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

Basilica Ulpia was once Roman civic building named after Emperor Marcus Ulpius Trajan. During its day it would have been 50 metres tall and one of the most important centres of political and commercial activity in Rome. You can find the remains of Basilica Ulpia between present day Via dei Fori Imperiali and Via Alessandrina in the area of the... More 

Thank BradJill
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

Little remains today of the Basilica Ulpia, an ancient Roman civic building located in the Forum of Trajan (part of the Imperial Forums visible from the street Via dei Fori Imperiali). The basilica was named after Roman emperor Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Traianus). It was a splendid building, one of the most important in Rome and a center for commerce and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We visited on a Sunday, just before it closed from 1 to 3. A gorgeous ancient church, the first Roman temple to be turned into a church (first part of the building built in 75 CE). There's a stunning, huge 6th century mosaic in the dome of the sanctuary. Surrounded by the Roman forum, this unassuming church is easily missed.... More 

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