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Trajan's Column, Rome

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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. Put Trajan'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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  • The Colonna Traiana on Via dei Fori Imperiali has been completed in A.D. 113 in the honor of the Roman Emperor Trajan after the war victory over the Dacians (former Greece) Today, this is one of the t...  more »
  • Column erected by the Senate and the Roman people to commemorate the victories of Emperor Trajan and located in the forum of the same name in Rome. At first she was crowned by an eagle; later by a statue of the emperor that gives it its name and from the rebirth by a statue of St. Peter that doesn't really paint anything there.
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  • Trajan's Column is located at the North end of the Forum of Trajan and to the East of the Arch of the Fatherland near Piazza Venezia. The Forum of Emperor Trajan, near the Quirinal Hill (one of the 7 ...  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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