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One of the obelisks in Sultanahmet

This ancient obelisk at one end of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet is not as impressive as the one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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All in one place

All these columns and sites are easily doable in a day- a packed day but fun exploring the history... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“One of the obelisks in Sultanahmet ”
Apr 19, 2019
“All in one place ”
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ancient obelisk at one end of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet is not as impressive as the one with hieroglyphs but you can visit it together with that obelisk and the Serpent Column.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank NesligulD
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

All these columns and sites are easily doable in a day- a packed day but fun exploring the history. Nice photo opportunity and they each have a sign with tourist info in 4 languages including English.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MGTravel75
Reviewed April 14, 2019

I had less than 3 hours to do some quick visiting in downtown Istanbul. Amazed that this survived for so long.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RonT540
Reviewed April 11, 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VedranCotic
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

One of few surviving relics left, this large column takes minimal time to look at, but take time to read about the history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceR641
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

The walled obelisque is certainly not the most important sight in At Meydanı, but it contributes to the traveller's overall Impression.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Departure811861
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Yes its got a new lid, but considering it's age, Roman Empire and the elements it has to endure, it's in great nick. Get your angles right and you get a great picture of this and the Egyptian needle.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gussy1dog
Reviewed September 27, 2018

This is an old roman column located just adjacent to the obelisk in the sultanahmet district. Nothing special.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ankeet_sinha
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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
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