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Address: Yeniceriler Cad | Divan Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey
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An ancient monument, worth checking out!

This column has been standing for eons, fascinating to look at and to understand what was around it at the time it was built. It is located in a bit of a touristy square, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
toronto, canada

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This column has been standing for eons, fascinating to look at and to understand what was around it at the time it was built. It is located in a bit of a touristy square, but also handy that there is a money exchange place as well as a spa / hammam right adjacent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At 115 ft tall Constantine's Column is impressive enough to warrent a brief visit especially when you consider that it is an ancient artifact.

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The Villages, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Known as the Walled Column, this is one of three ancient monuments located in the center of the former Hippodrome.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The column is unassuming. You won't miss it when you get off Çemberlitas station of the metro. The street is a bit busy. The best way to take a snap is across it.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Constantine's Column is a 115 ft tall column dating back to 330 AD. It has ten drum shaped rocks stacked to form a column, the rocks being held by metal rings. It was made in Heliopolis, in ancient Egypt. The column, over the years has been damaged by both storm and a great fire at the Grand Bazaar in 1779.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is easy to overlook as it is not a centre piece exhibit by itself, but on your way to or from the Grand Bazaar, its worth stopping and looking and imagining the history involved in its presence.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nothing really interesting to see here, except that it is a remains of a history. So good for those who wants to know the history of it. It is also known as burnt stone which used to symbolize the establishment of a new capital. Lies on the Sultahmet tram line and just next to Cemberlitas Hamami, a popular place for... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

not worth specially going to see it, but it is in the middle of the town and very easy to reach, easy to miss

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Located at the end of the Hippodrome, it's worth examining the structure and noting that this would have been the "turning point" of the chariot races during the Roman times. The base of the Column is inscribed and it is much lower than the current level of the area - showing the original level of the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This column is a nice reference point in the downtown area of Istanbul, but other than taking a quick pictures there is not much to see or do. Stop by on your way to/from the Grand Bazaar...

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