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Constantine Column

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Address: Yeniceriler Cad | Divan Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey

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Old burnt column next to cemberlitas tram station

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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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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Oradea, Romania
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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Palermo, Italy
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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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Braga, Portugal
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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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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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