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Address: Yeniceriler Cad | Divan Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Love the pigeons there

Take some wheat or bread with you to feed the pigeons and take photos. If a woman offers you some wheat or food for the pigeons or offers to take your photo expect to have to tip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Sara K
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Pozarevac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Column of Constantine, also known as the Burnt Stone, is a Roman monumental column constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD. It commemorates the declaration of Byzantium (renamed by Constantine as Nova Roma) as the new capital city of the Roman Empire. The column is located on Yeniçeriler Caddesi in the eponymous... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Take some wheat or bread with you to feed the pigeons and take photos. If a woman offers you some wheat or food for the pigeons or offers to take your photo expect to have to tip her even if you say no to her offer & she pushes you to take it know that it is not free. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Column of Constantine is one of the most important examples of Roman art in Istanbul. The column is 35 meters tall today. Constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD. The column is located on Yeniçeriler Caddesi , very close to the Hippodrome, Hagi Sofiya and Blue Mosque Areas

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Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

You can't miss this. It is located on Yeniceriler Cad (not in the Hippodrome area). Nothing special but it is very old.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Worth finding in a bustling part of the old city. It appears to be held together with iron bands and the statue of Constantine which once adorned the top is long gone. There is also an interesting cemetery nearby with some fabulous tomb stones of some of the cities worthies.

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The Constantine's column is very old and huge but you will probably pass it without giving it much attention since there is not much to look at

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toronto, canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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 November 1, 2015

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

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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