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Trajan's Column, Rome

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World heritage site · Monument · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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. 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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  • This pillar is impressive by its helical stripes and fine details and prints. Another interesting matter is that another typical one is located in another place “Column of Marcus Aurelius” beside... 
    This pillar is impressive by its helical stripes and fine details and prints. Another interesting matter is that another typical one is located in another place “Column of Marcus Aurelius” beside...  more »
  • 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... 
    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
    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 »
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  • Amazing monument of propaganda during the roman times, and it's free to see ! I advise going online to check the history behind this column before visiting. Note: In this monument and many others in Rome there are Africans that come talk to you and pretend to be friendly, and they'll try to give a bracelet for "free", and then they will ask you money. Do not accept the bracelet and avoid talking to them.
  • Master peace
  • Go see this gorgeous column at night! It is incredible to see this next to the ruins. Fun fact: there are stairs in the column, but you cannot walk up them.
  • Monolithic singular column standing tall against all forces. Wonderful structure.
  • Basically a dairy but carved in stone and of a legendary emperor; definitely worth a visit!

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