Built between the years 100 and 110 A.D., Trajan's Market was the first covered shopping centre in history. The complex, which was built in brick on six floors, held more than 150 businesses.
Trajan's Market currently holds the Museum of Imperial Forums.
On visiting the museum it is possible to walk through the different parts that are left of the market, besides visiting the exhibitions in which the several aspects of the Imperial Forums are shown.
The exhibits are comprised of models and videos that accompany the various remains that are left from the Imperial Forums to try to transport visitors to classical Roman times.
Although it does not enjoy as much fame as the Colosseum, Trajan's Market maintains an important part of its original appearance and offers a really interesting visit.
Via IV Novembre 94
Tuesday – Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm
Citizens of EU countries (aged 18 – 24): 7,50€
Free with the Roma Pass
Metro stations: Colosseo or Cavour, line B
Bus stop: Piazza Venezia. Lines: 117, 40, 60, 64, 70, 170, H, 53, 80, 85, 87, 175, 186, 271, 571, 810, N7, N8, N9, N15, N18