Trajan's Column

Rome, Italy

Trajan's Column is a Roman triumphal column in Rome, that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It was probably constructed under the supervision of the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the order of the Roman Senate. It is located in Trajan's Forum, built near the Quirinal Hill, north of the Roman Forum. Completed in AD 113, the freestanding column is most famous for its spiral bas relief, which artistically describes the epic wars between the Romans and Dacians (101–102 and 105–106). Its design has inspired numerous victory columns, both ancient and modern.

The structure is about 30 metres high. The column shows 2,662 figures, and 155 scenes; Trajan himself appears on the column 58 times.

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Foro Traiano, Rome, Italy
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Founded: 113 AD
Category: Statues in Italy

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Robert Chomicz (6 months ago)
Not far from the Altar to the Fatherland stands the remains of Trajan's forum and its most prominent feature the spectacular Trajan's Column. Decorated in spiraling high-relief carvings, which are surprisingly well preserved for an almost 2000 year-old monument, the almost 100 foot tall column is a testament to roman Military might and engineering prowess and should not be missed. This will probably be a short stop on your itinerary, but it should be one that you make.
Matthias Miller (6 months ago)
Very interesting and amazing view on some of the oldest places of Rome. The old stone-based buildings allow visitors to get the impression of what was going on here hundreds of years ago. Especially in the evening in the golden hours you can take amazing pictures and continue your sightseeing at other historic places nearby.
Janet Chapman (6 months ago)
Worst tour ever taken... only go if you already know where you are going as the guide walked so fast she lost us at the Fountain where 2000 people were gathered! I told her I couldn't walk fast and the other person was walking with a cane. I told her I would let her know if I couldn't go any further as it is difficult walking for some. So apparently she thought that meant to leave us behind with no idea how to get back to our starting place. Don't waste your money unless you prefer to fend for yourself in a huge crowd.
Rebecca LeDoux (14 months ago)
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.
Ferraro N (2 years ago)
It is always a discovery to walk in this area, the Foro Traiano, to be admired from different angles and from different perspectives throughout the seasons
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