We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Yeniceriler Cad | Divan Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Small-group Afternoon Tour of the Hippodrome and...
More Info
and up
Istanbul Day Tours
More Info
and up
Half Day Tour of Topkapi Palace With Entrance Included

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 97 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
  • 29
    Very good
  • 37
  • 8
  • 1
Stone block column

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Mumbai (Bombay), India

Similar Things to Do in Istanbul

Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
711 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 320 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kathmandu, Nepal
Level Contributor
250 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
166 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
British Columbia
Level Contributor
229 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
839 reviews
652 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

On the T1 blue tram line after beyazid station you will see the Constantine column. It is high and nicely sculpted just next to the tram station.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

While I was waiting for tram at cemberlitas station. I noticed an old column. It first felt like some chimney but later figured out an old monument. after ready came to know that its having a great historic importance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Level Contributor
61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
167 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Constantine Column also viewed


Been to Constantine Column? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Constantine Column staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Grand Bazaar

Neighborhood Profile
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
Explore this neighborhood