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Address: Sultanahmat Meydani | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Located in the Hippodrome square the Egyptian Obelisk is a popular attaraction and you can read up on the history of it. The Roman emperor Theodosius I has the obelisk moved to... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Hippodrome square the Egyptian Obelisk is a popular attaraction and you can read up on the history of it. The Roman emperor Theodosius I has the obelisk moved to Istanbul in the 4th century.

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Bialystok, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in hippodrome square and one of the attractions on it ! It was brought to Istanbul by Theodosius and erected ! Must see

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The obelisk is a surprise in its surroundings in Istanbul. The craftsmanship of the original obelisk needs to be admired from the bottom up. Imagine that this obelisk has withstood the earthquakes that hit Istanbul. Well worth reading up on the history before visiting it.

Thank kdgarlipp
Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why I think obelisks should only be where it should be in Egypt, however I love seeing those hieroglyphic symbols because it makes me feel totally impressed. This obelisk breaks the routine of Istanbul and adds something special to the scenic beauty of the city.

Thank Xeina J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Obelisk is a must see at the Sultan Ahmet Square. Once you are at the square you will see it right in front of you.

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Kempsey, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Originally located in Alexandria, the Obelisk was moved by Roman emperor Constantius II to Constantinople and placed in the centre or the Hippodrome. Despite being damaged in transit to its current location and somewhat shorter than original, it still makes an impressive sight. See it whilst visiting the Blue Mosque or Hagia Sophia.

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Tripoli, Libya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the death of Hatshepsut, and Thutmosis III's later rise to pharaoh of the kingdom, he created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen; no fewer than 17 campaigns were conducted, and he conquered from Niya in North Syria to the Fourth Cataract of the Nile in Nubia.Officially, Thutmose III ruled Egypt for almost fifty-four years, and his reign is... More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Located in the former hippodrome outside the blue mosque, this obelisk is interesting in a number of ways, perhaps one of the more striking things is how much the ground level has risen since its erection, indicated by the excavation at the base. Include as part of visiting the whole area

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

An interesting slender stone monument placed in Sultanahmet square,in the heart of old town.Impressive by its age rather than by its look.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Huge obelisk which makes you feel the history of centuries. Once in a life it is worth to spend few minutes there.

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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.
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