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Address: Yeniceriler Cad | Divan Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey
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No obvious signage here

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... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2017
Roddy P
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 yrs ago.ITS BELIEVED THAT THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END WHEN THE COLUMN COLLAPSES... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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 there, or carry a guide

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Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Its in old Town, was walking and it caught my eye. That's when I figured out what is wall. The photos are correct, birds hanging off of it everywhere. A great picture shot been around since almost 330 AD.

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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

This column is very centrally located, so if you start moving around the Old Town you're very likely to see it at some point. It's really old but besides that it's probably not a place to specially plan a visit to.

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ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We came across this odd looking column whenever we travelled on Divanyolu. It was a landmark that helped my daughters navigate their way to our hotel. Çemberlitaş is a Turkish word which means "stone with hoops". As you walk down the Divan Yolu from the Grand Bazar towards Sultanahmet, along the tram track, you will see this column on your... More 

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Reviewed November 27, 2016

An important example of Roman art found in Istanbul between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazıt Square. Also known as the Burnt Stone this is a Roman column built around 330 AD to commemorate Roman emperor Constantine the Great's declaration that Byzantium be the new capital city of the Roman Empire. The black scorch marks were left behind by a fire in... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

This column seems to be extremely old but nice to be seen. It is within walking distance from sultanahmet mousque.

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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The Column of Constantine summarise the thousands years of history of Costantinopole. Byzantine and Roman and Ottoman. I am very glad to have it seen this time has the column has been in restoration for many years. In addition Istanbul was almost empty from tourists and that made the view even more enjoyable.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The Constantine Column is located in a small square by the main street between the Grand Bazaar and Sultanahmet Square. In a city full of historical monuments and excited by the fact that the Grand Bazaar is just down the street, one can easily miss this spot. But hey, this column is 1,600 years old and has seen civilisations come... More 

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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The Column of Constantine, also known as the Burnt Stone, is a Roman monumental column constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD. It commemorates the declaration of Byzantium as the new capital city of the Roman Empire.

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