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Obelisk of III. Tutmosis

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Obelisk of Thutmosis III or of Theodosius respectively illustrates how power concentrated in the hands of one man can determine history. But power comes and goes. Made for Egypt, the obelisk has been standing in Constantinople for around 1600 years. It was definitely mis-used,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another visit to see this impressive looking obelisk located in the Hippodrome in Istanbul, not too far from the Blue Mosque. It does look a little incongruous amongst the Islamic architecture, but is nevertheless worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

What can I say about this place... It is close to the blue mosque, souvenirs shops and a cafe. Decent monument for you to look at and contemplate on life as your wife/ partner does shopping for souvenirs and rugs.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I have a pet peeve about Egyptian artefacts like this being given to other countries. Located in the Hippodrome, it is an imposing structure, but does not belong and seems misplaced

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 839SaraH839
Reviewed September 30, 2018

I loved the structure. It was in the hippodrome. Photo opportunities are abound and it is steeped in history. Easily to spend about on hour soaking all 3 structures in the hippodrome before moving on to the next attraction.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Love Obelisks. Have seen so many in Egypt and the one in Paris so this was another experience in Istanbul as it was across the "pond" from Egypt.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the major monuments in the hippodrome, in addition to the serpent column and walled obelisk. This Thutmose obelist was in luxor egypt since 1490 BC, and brought to istanbul in 390 AD. Crazy old monument

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Solid block of granite with hieroglyphics on. To see the size of the obelisk and mull on how it had been transported, without the use of today's technology is rewarding in itself. Right in the middle of the Hippodrome of old Istanbul. Area is also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed June 27, 2018

It may only be a third of the original obelisk exported from Egypt in the year 390 but still very impressive and if you look down, you can where the Hippodrome ground once was and how much has been built on to raise the ground.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

The area around the Obelisk is clean and pleasant, but the Obelisk is not that exciting, but while you are out walking take a look anyway

Date of experience: June 2018
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My 6 days program (3 Replies)
Hello I need your help. what do you think of my 6-days program in Istanbul ?? what places should I add and what places should I remove? do you think 100 Tl is enough as a daily budget for ( transportation, food and entrance fees? thanks a lot Day 1 Sultan ahmed mosque Obelisk of III. Tutmosis Ayasofya Basilica Cistern Gulhane Park Day 2 Galata Tower Galatasray club Dolmabahce Palace Istiklal Street and Takseem Day 3 Yedikule Princes Islands Istanbul Cevahir Mall...More
June 29, 2016|
Response fromwanderingsufi|
On some days you would certainly pass this budget . and the way you placed the museums . day 3 ,5 and 6 can be better organized so that you dont spend all day on the road.