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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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.
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