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Constantine Column

Ranked #174 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Braga, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

As said by many, its main value is for its historical value. I've seen it as I walked by (not really sure of what was it), and I find it beautiful. It was being restored when I visited it, I really like that they preserve their historical monuments.

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istanbul
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1,079 reviews 1,079 reviews
382 attraction reviews
3,102 helpful votes 3,102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The column was erected to honor Constantine in 330 AD, when Istanbul was dedicated as the capital of the Roman Empire. It stood in the center of a large oval-shaped square on top of the second hill of Istanbul. This square,surrounded by colonnades, was called the Forum of Constantine. Çemberlitaş is also known as the Burnt Column. It was originally... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Like previous review mentioned "from afar it looks more like a hige rusted factory exhaust / chimney pipe". Most likely you saw this structure if you are nearby Sultanahment or using T1 Tram and might have passed it several times. Stop and take a few photos.

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Houston, Texas
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226 reviews 226 reviews
137 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This was nice to see in person but nothing else about it was fascinating. It can be seen walking down the sultanahmet t1 line.

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Singapore, Singapore
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201 reviews 201 reviews
49 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The column is old. It is quite high and large. however, it would take quite a bit of imagination to see it in all its pristine past glory especially given its current condition. from afar it looks more like a hige rusted factory exhaust / chimney pipe. It is huge. the condition of the monument is not that great though.... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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434 reviews 434 reviews
387 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The column is a roman vestige.Very tall but not in very good shape,it is tight belted with iron hoops to avoid its collapse.Nice illuminated in the night. All in all,interesting mainly by its age rather than its look.

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UK
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186 reviews 186 reviews
99 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Worth passing whilst wandering up and down the streets, it's history is interesting, although you would probably just walk past it during the day. But at night, lit up it is worth seeing and photographing

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Norddeutschland
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398 attraction reviews
537 helpful votes 537 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

To the reviewer two below: I do not beleive it and on should certainly not. Istanbul boasts a lot of things they even have the sauce pan of Abraham in the Topkapi (yes, they actually do claim this). Otherwise the column was lucky all along to have been left standing until today and since it is just on the main... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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116 reviews 116 reviews
93 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This rather ugly column is spectacular at night. It's just outside the Grand Bazaar along Divanyolu Caddesi. It's worth seeing as it has such an interesting history.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Incredible that this monument/obelisk is just at the side of a major road. Believe it or not but the base is supposed to contain Noah's Axe, Mary Magdelen's oil jug and the left over loaves from feeding the 5000. 100m away is the Mausoleum of Ahmet which is free and well worth a visit

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