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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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we were there, we walked entirely around the outside and did not enter the museum. We did not see any need to go inside because the vast amount of ruins on public view. A great site for ruins viewing and imaging what it...More

Thank Joel A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large complex of Roman ruins, many in good condition, others restored enough so you can walk around safely. It is true that you can avoid buying a ticket and just admire the place from the outside, that is satisfying and amazing. If...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali was the great shopping centre complex of its day. Of course only a few ruins remain today, but they give us a small idea of what it would have been like....probably like the ones we have today!...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please, save your euros. This attraction can be very well visited from the outside, with no need for tickets purchases. Part of the "Via del Fiori Imperialli" way, the Mercati di Traiano is a bit more of the same, when comparing to the Roman Forum....More

Thank RMorgado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed Trajan's Market and look at it as one of the highlights of our trip. You don't have to get it, but the audio tour was useful in understanding how the area was used.

Thank Infognito
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this by chance as a way to get out of the hot sun! Extra-ordinarily intact building which is effectively the first ever shopping mall. Almost deserted when we went ( midday mid September!) but full of interest. It was little confusing at first...More

Thank blondedoc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I saw the Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali at the start and end of my exciting tour of Rome with Italy Segway. I was visiting for a weekend with friends from Bwrdd Crwn Caergybi, Cymru / Holyhead Round Table, Wales for our annual...More

Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 8 September 2017

It is almost impossible to believe that this marvellous example of Roman architecture is so intact after 1800 years. It is effectively the equivalent of a large shopping centre laid out over a number of levels that sold just about everything from silks, spices and...More

1  Thank Evets54
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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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