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Tickets for Trajan's Markets and Imperial Fora Museum

Stroll the ancient ruins of Rome's megamall

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$20.24
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Opening hours
9:30 - 19:30, last admission 18:30, Dec 24th, 31st: 9:00 - 14:00, last admission: 13:00
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible

Highlights

  • Spend the day like the Ancient Romans would've done, and wander the alleys and levels of this remarkable complex of 150 shops and offices
  • Pioneering architect Apollodorus of Damascus designed the whole complex, including the remarkable Great Hall, which acts as the entrance hall to the whole complex. Check out the ingenious six-way concrete cross in the vaulted ceiling above your head, a perfect solution to support the weight of the 32 m-long ceiling
  • Take the stairs and go up a couple of floors above the Great Semi-Circle. You’ll get a wonderful perspective over Trajan’s Markets, Trajan’s Forum, and the rest of the ancient city

Description

The Markets of Trajan were built for the Emperor Trajan by the legendary architect Apollodorus of Damascus around 107-110 AD. The markets are considered the world’s first great shopping mall complex with some 150 shops and administrative offices. The markets were adjacent to the Forum of Trajan, where the spectacular Trajan’s Column still stands. This ticket also includes access to the fascinating Museum of the Imperial Fora.

If you want to imagine what the ancient city of Rome was really like at its peak, then a visit to the Markets of Trajan is an absolute must.

Emperor Trajan, who was officially acclaimed by the Senate as optimus princeps ('the best ruler') was also one of the greatest builders of Roman times - along with his architect Apollodorus of Damascus, the mastermind behind the Markets of Trajan.

Once inside the complex, you’ll be able to dip in and out of the more than 150 tabernae (shops) as you walk the ancient Via Biberatica - the main shopping street. As the first covered shopping mall structure in history, this complex is the model for every megamall we have today.

The Museum of the Imperial Fora (located inside) teaches visitors about the intricate network of fora (town squares) that made up the ancient city.

How to use your tickets

Trajan's Markets
Via Quattro Novembre, 94,00187, Rome

Show your smartphone ticket at the box office and you'll also receive our Rome City Map.

What's included?

  • Rome City Map
  • Entrance Ticket to Trajan Markets and Imperial Fora Museum

Good to know

Opening Hours:

  • 9:30 - 19:30, last admission 18:30

  • Dec 24th & 31st: 9:00 - 14:00, last admission 13:00

Getting There:

  • Metro: Line B to Colosseum plus a 10-minute walk

  • Bus: Line H, 40, 60, 64, 70 or 170

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What do these tickets include?
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Most venues allow you to enter by simply showing your tickets on your smartphone. Very few require printed tickets. See the section titled 'Using these tickets'.

Customer reviews

Guadalupe, Spain
Dec 27, 2016
Sin colas, sin problemas todo muy bien organizado