Trajan's Market ~ Mercati di Traiano

About Trajan's Market

The Trajan Markets consisted of shops, apartments, a library, and likely administration offices for the Emperor, Trajan. Construction commenced in 100 AD, under the superviseon of Apollodorus of Damascus, who was close to Emperor Trajan. Over the years many additions were added to the original structure, including the Torre delle Milizie in 1200, and a convent that was later destroyed. Along with the Trajan Markets, the Museum of the Imperial Fora houses many artifacts from Ancient Rome. 

General Information

Address: Via IV Novembre 94, 00187 Rome

Telephone: +39060608


Tickets Prices

Residents of Rome receive €2 off the Museum & Exhibition entry fee. 

*Proof of residency is required.

Museum & Exhibitions

Full Price: €15

Reduced: €13 – See eligibility for more information

*Exhibition Trajan, Building the Empire, creating Europe and Columna mutãtio – LA SPIRAL – until 16 September 2018.

**’Free’ admission must pay €2 to see the exhibition (except children under 6 and disabled visitors with a companion).


Reduced Rate & Free Entry Eligibility

Reduced Rate Eligibility 

Non resident visitors between 6 and 25 years old

Residents of Rome between 20 and 25 years old

Italian Teachers with permanent contracts

Bibliocard holders

Roma Pass holders – after first two free entries

Free Entry Eligibility 

Family pass (1 adult and up to 2 children) – 1 full price admission, then others free

Residents of Rome on the first Sunday of the month

Residents of Rome under 18 years old

Children under 6 years old

EU teachers and Students of Architecture, Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Educational Science and degree courses in literature or literary subjects specializing in archaeological or art history in philosophy, Fine Arts Academies

Roma Pass holders – when using free entries

Residents of Paris 

Disabled person and a companion 

*See website for full list of reduced and free entry eligibility.

*Bring proof of eligibility 

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Video Guides

Languages: Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish

Fee: €6

Where to Purchase Tickets

At the Museum

Telephone (not recommended due to high calling fees): + 39 060608


*€1 booking fee is applied to each item purchased online.

**Only full price tickets can be purchased online.

***Print the order confirmation to skip the line and collect your tickets at the entrance.

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Public Transportation

Metro B – Colosseo Stop

Tram 8 – Venezia Stop

The Museum is located about a 10 minutes walk from either the Metro or Tram stop.

Several buses stop in the area.

Hours of Operation

9:30 am to 7:30 pm – Daily

9:30 am to 2 pm – December 24 & 31


January 1, May 1, December 25

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Useful Information

Last entry is 1 hour before closing.

Prohibited: flash photography, use of a tripod, videography, backpacks or large bags (cloakroom available).

Also known as: The Museum of the Imperial Forums in the Trajan’s Markets.