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Obelisk of III. Tutmosis

Sultanahmat Meydani | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Originally from Egypt and transported all the way to Istanbul and erected. It apparently weighs over 200 tonnes!! One can marvel at the engineering genius of those in that to be able to erect it and balance it perfectly on 4 bronze stands. This structure...More

Thank TheScruffyTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was brought by Theodosius from Egypt in 3rd century in AD 390. It stand tall at the Sultanhamet square.

Thank Movarip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This kind of Obelisk is often seen in several city in Europe like in Paris etc. this one is no exception. This Obelisk is from Tutmosis lll, it was Theodisius who brought this Obelisk from Egypt to Constantinople in 390. when you walk towards hagia...More

Thank faozanrizal
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Very near the Blue Mosque so when walking past its hard to miss. Obviously nothing spectacular but interesting and in a nice area with seating for a quick rest.

Thank KS&HC
Reviewed October 10, 2017

it is a tiny obelisk near the great mosques of Istanbul, i think it doesn't worth to visit and wasting your time it also doesn't have an entrance fee.

Thank Ali R
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Located very close to the Hagia Sofia it bears a quick look especially if you have not visited other Obelisks such as in Rome.

Thank worldwandererAtlanta
Reviewed October 7, 2017

I do like Obelisk where ever I see them in the world. This one is worth looking at. It's located at the Hippodrome, next to the Blue Mosque.

Thank MrBakar
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

You can see egyptian art for free. 2 columns beside each other with paitings on them. It would not take more than 10-15 mins.

Thank Mostafa M
Reviewed September 17, 2017

free to see next to the blue mosque. it's ancient egyptian relic in the middle of istanbul which is pretty cool.

Thank kristyrebecca
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Take a photo here The 26 metres tall obelisk stands on one side of the Hippodrome, in front of the Blue Mosque. Interesting to see and great to take photos with. I just marveled how they brought this thing all the way from Egypt to...More

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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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