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The Walled Obelisk, is situated on the southern side of the Hippodrome of Constantinople, modern Istanbul, Turkey. Its original construction date is unknown, but it is named after Constantine VII, who repaired it in the X century. The obelisk was reconstructed of roughly cut stones...More
Located on Hippodrome or today's Sultanahmet Meydanı, this 32 meter high obelisk remind every visitor who love history about astonishing art from our past...
A great opportunity to admire and take a photo to remember.
Recommend to visit.
This is an old roman column located just adjacent to the obelisk in the sultanahmet district. Nothing special.
Date of experience: August 2018
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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.