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Trajan's Column, Rome

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World heritage site · Monument · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Completed in 113 CE, Trajan's Column celebrates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. The column is carved to the top with stories that describe wars between the Dacians and the Romans. At the top, you will see a bronze figure of St. Peter, which replaced the stolen statue of Trajan. Hire a guide for in-depth stories surrounding this monument. PutTrajan's Column into our Rome road trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Emperor Trajan commissioned this monumental column with 155 scenes in the spiral frieze to commemorate his victory over the Dacians (modern-day Romanians).  According to one account, Trajan's...  more »
  • Colonna Trajana with its spiral bas relief depicting battles of the Dacian wars and Trajan's triumph. Colonna Trajana never stops to amaze me: the details of the bas relief are so meticulous, precise....  more »
  • Walking along Venetian Square, we come across a column between two baroque churches. It is the Trajan Column. The main purpose of its construction was to commemorate the victorious war of Emperor...  more »
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  • This astounds me. What a spectacular building. Awe inspiring. The sheer size makes me think the Colosseum probably evoked a similar response in its day.
  • It is necessary to visit the site at night, there are clearly fewer people, and the enhancement thanks to the light gives a whole new dimension to the buildings. Here the column is really highlighted at night.
  • The column was beautifully crafted. It can't be seen clearly from my picture but would recommend you to be there to witness this amazing column yourself.
  • Stunning but there are African Street sellers trying to con you out of cash right next to it. Be careful. If they ask you if you're African or try and get you to shake their hand say no thank you and keep walking.
  • Romanian as I am ...... Love this piece of architecture together with the quiet around although full of people .

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