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Address: Yeniceriler Cad | Divan Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey

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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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.

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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.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Yeniceriler Cad | Divan Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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