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Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali

Via Quattro Novembre 94, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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The Markets of Trajan are an archaeological complex of uniqueness in Rome, perhaps even worldwide. They represent an area that has experienced the evolution of the city from the imperial age to today; an area that has been constantly recycled and transformed. The markets once the strategic administrative centre of the Imperial Forums, successively became a noble residence, a military fortress, a prestigious convent and a barracks... a continuous evolution.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Quattro Novembre 94, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was really interesting and knowledgeable and gives you a much wider picture of the area. Travel back in time to see what was excurvated from long ago. The room full of clay pots was very interesting and it's almost unbelievable that they can be...More

Thank Anemari O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is plenty to see and explore. The challenge as with much of Ancient Rome is the poor signage and interpretations which make it hard to fully understand what you are seeing.

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I need to place a pair of caveats on this 5-star rating. One - I am quite drawn to both antiquities and antiquities in a well-presented museum, but I would not call myself super knowledgeable ... just an interested non-specialist. Two - we were here...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you don't have the audio guide this will be confusing. In the museum itself there are descriptions with the exhibits. there is also a good film. Once outside I wasn't quite clear about where I am going and what I am seeing

Thank Renate V
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This Ancient Roman Market is one of the unknown treasures of Rome. It is very well preserved and for some reason it is not that popular among tourists. The visit takes easily one hour. You can walk through the different floors of the Market, walking...More

Thank SpanishPostman
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We didn't know the museum inside of the Mercati di Traiano as we walked by. We saw some art from outside so we decided to go inside and we didn't regret it. It is not just a museum, it is also an art exhibition. From...More

Thank Herr-Schlappschuss
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We found this site fascinating and spent almost two hours wandering round the enormous market buildings and walking on Roman streets. The visit includes the Museum of the Imperial Forums (fori?) and like most Roman museums is frustrating in that it fails to present a...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Quite pricey admission, even with the Roma card. Gives a great impression of how life was lived by the different societies in ancient Rome - every bit as much as the oyther sights. Great views of the fora from the higher points.

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I have not visited the museum, but the forum itself, as well as the Trajan's Market, is impressive outside. It is very well seen from the terrace of the Altare della Patria.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is not yet on the list of friends' top places to visit when in Rome, which I find frustrating as it was one of the most significant sites for us. It's position perched above the forum means that you gain an understanding of...More

Thank sandra s
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Deanna J
How much time would you recommend to spend here?
3 February 2017|
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear Deanna, The Markets of Trajan are a window on the imperial Forums and an archaeological complex of uniqueness in Rome. They represent an area that has experienced the evolution of the city from the imperial age to... More
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Gillian H
will this attraction be open on 1 may 2015? What is the cost for entry and opening times? Thanks
8 January 2015|
Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Good morning Gillian, usually this museum is closed on the 1st of May, but in the past there have been special openings on that day. We recommend you to check our website Musei in Comune, or our social networks, or call... More
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