Tropaeum Traiani Museum

The triumphal monument, the Museum and Adamclisi fortress

The museum is thought out to mainly serve to a complete exhibition of bas-reliefs and of the colossal trophy from the peak of the triumphal mountin. Only a few show cases with archeological material selected from the one resulted from the excavation at the Tropaeum Traiani fortress illustrate the life in the vicinity of the monument. From inside the museum, on the North, through the window glass an impressive panorama over the ancient city reveals to the eyes.

The citadel lies on a low extension of the hill on which stands the monument, to which it is linked by a narrow spit of land. The plateau is surrounded on all the other sides by more or less steep slopes making up a natural protection. This advantage of the ground was used for building the precinct, under the shape it unfolds on the ground at present, bordered by a surface of cca 10 ha. This precinct was built in the 4th century, as reads the inscription set during the time of Licinius and Constantine the Great.

The Triumphal Monument was 39m height, with a formular shape and a 38m diameter, being made up of a cylindrical nucleus with important sizes (12. 6 m height and 31 m diameter), built on natural masonry, at its base surrounded by a circular platform with seven stone stairs; the nucleus covered by stone slabs which continued with a row of 54 metopes (only 49 kept until today) having on their exterior faces bas-reliefs with scenes from the fights with Geto-Dacian.

Tropaeum Traiani Museum is daily opened during the season from 8:00 am-20:00 pm and in the extra-season Monday, Tuesday closed, Wednesday-Sunday 9:00 am-17:00 pm.

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Adamclisi, Judetul Constanta, Romania

How to get to "Tropaeum Traiani Museum" in Travel in Constanta

Dinspre Constanţa se poate veni cu autobuzul sau cu maşina, urmând drumul care, la Murfatlar (Basarabi), se bifurcă spre Ostrov. De pe dealurile din apropierea satului Deleni se zăreşte silueta monumentului triumfal de la Adamclisi, dominând orizontul. Înainte de intrarea în satul Adamclisi se desprinde o şosea spre dreapta, ce conduce spre monumentul triumfal ridicat de Traian la sfârşitul războaielor cu dacii.

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How to get by car


The car is the most convenient and inexpensive alternative to get to Constanta. The distance between Bucharest - Constanta is 225 km and can be made in 2 hours and 30 minutes. The time increases considerably during the summer months, when roads are crowded with those who want to sunbathe on the Romanian coast. The most popular route is Sun Highway: Bucharest - Fundulea - Lehliu - Drajna - Fetesti - Cernavoda - Constanta.

How to get by train


At the railway station from Constanta arrive trains from the most important cities of the country: Bucharest, Suceava, Iasi, Buzau, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, etc. Trains of different categories leave from Bucharest and the minimum duration of the trip is of 4 hours. Ticket price starts from 30 lei.

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Constanta has two airports: The International Airport Mihail Kogalniceanu and the Tuzla Airfield. In Constanta arrive flights from Bucharest, Timisoara, Milano, Pisa, Brussels, Nuremberg, Wien.

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