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Mollafenari Mahallesi, Vezirhan Cd. No. 16-18 | Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The column of Constantine was removed from Rome and transported here. Close to the grand Bazaar and transport, it's hard to miss and takes minimal time to admire.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceR641
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Column of Constantine has been transferred from Rome to Constantinople (present day Istanbul) in the year 330 after Christ. It's a Gigantic column erected on a huge base near Grand Bazaar. A mere look at it will take you back in time to the glorious...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Çemberlitaş seems to be inconspicuous but it is said to be the oldest Roman sight in Istanbul. Therefore its historical value is incredibly high.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

It’s just a column but it’s so old incredibly built it’s magnificent. If you have the time just sit and check it out

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank garypC6769XK
Reviewed May 19, 2018

My wife and I walked past the Column of Constantine during a 5-day visit to Istanbul. Apparently, it is one of the most important examples of Roman art in Istanbul. However, it is now showing its age and is supported by numerous steel struts and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

It is amazing to see so many beautiful and mind shocking stuff in Istanbul especially one like this in the middle of the ottoman culture all the way from Roman Empire

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

The Column of Constantine is one of the most important examples of Roman art in Istanbul. The column is located on Yeniçeriler Caddesi in the eponymous neighborhood of Çemberlitaş, Fatih, central Istanbul, along the old Divan Yolu (the 'Road to the Imperial Council') between the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

I initially had no idea about this location, as I stumbled upon it for the first time after returning from the grand bazaar. After returning home (Bangladesh), I enquired about this place and was quite surprised to know that I had encountered a structure of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank buetforasif
Reviewed April 28, 2017

The cross was believed to save constantinople from all evil like earthquakes, invasion attacks, etc. Underneth the column there were rumors that the sacred cup, and dress of jesus christ was buried. Pope visited ghe column and a digging was made I remember, perhaps 30...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Ancient Istanbul has many wonderful treasures and this is one of them. However, you can't read up on it at the site - well I could not find anything like the three language signs that are all over old Istanbul. Read up before you get...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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