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Constantine Column

Address: Yeniceriler Cad | Divan Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #164 of 670 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Column of Constantine or Burnt Column or Cemberlitas is just one of those random historic monuments that pops up while you are walking around Istanbul. It is located on the small square surrounded with arts and crafts and food shops. There are many benches so you can sit and enjoy the view or take a short break after hours of... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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116 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Located a short distance from the Grand Bazaar or the Hippodrome, this column was constructed and dedicated in the year 330 a.d. to commemorate Christianity within the Roman Empire and to Constantinople, or as it was known then, Nova Roma. The original column had a statue of Constantine on top with an orb said to have contained pieces of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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209 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Built in 330AD in honor of the emperor Contantine I. This has been reinforce over the years and is three meters in diameter and weighs three tons in weight.

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Oradea, Romania
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129 reviews 129 reviews
74 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Not much, just a column. Situated near Grand Bazar, it's easy to find. You can take a picture and that's all.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It looks like a dirty chimney which looks out of place. Still worth the effort to see it though on the way to the Grand Bazaar.

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Palermo, Italy
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Take a quick look at it while on your way to bit Gran Bazaar. Important from historical reasons but surely not one of the best spots of Istanbul.

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Braga, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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85 helpful votes 85 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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