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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Trajan's Column Reviews
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 »
Walking along Venetian Square, we come across a column between two baroque churches. It is the Trajan Column. The main purpose of its construction was to commemorate the victorious war of Emperor... 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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