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It's there......worth a few minutes to look at

Came across this by accident as we were walking around. Stopped to have a rest and an ice cream in one of the nearby cafes. It's impressive and worth reading up about it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2016
Matt115
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Saar, Bahrain
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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars 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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Saar, Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Came across this by accident as we were walking around. Stopped to have a rest and an ice cream in one of the nearby cafes. It's impressive and worth reading up about it.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I am not going to tell you the history of this monument as I am sure you can read up on it. What was interesting and exciting for me was the fact that when I sat down one of the benches I noticed all the pigeons and smiled to myself as my sister has the irrational fear of pigeons and... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The name is derived from the late seventeenth century fire break-out which damaged the column. Originally the pillar had Apollo standing on the top. It's located between Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque.

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Thermi, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Its a column,in the istorical part of istanbul,nearby agia sofia,atsultanahmet,its nothing particular byitself,but its a historical point

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Mugla, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

To commemorate the founding of Constantinople as the capital of the Roman Empire, the column was raised in 330AD, on what is today, Divanyolu. It originally stood at the center of the oval shaped Forum of Constantine. Legend says that a huge collection of Holy Relics were buried at the base during its inauguration ceremony. Amongst the relics are said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

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 (renamed by Constantine as Nova Roma) as the new capital city of the Roman Empire. The column is located on Yeniçeriler Caddesi in the eponymous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Take some wheat or bread with you to feed the pigeons and take photos. If a woman offers you some wheat or food for the pigeons or offers to take your photo expect to have to tip her even if you say no to her offer & she pushes you to take it know that it is not free. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Column of Constantine is one of the most important examples of Roman art in Istanbul. The column is 35 meters tall today. Constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD. The column is located on Yeniçeriler Caddesi , very close to the Hippodrome, Hagi Sofiya and Blue Mosque Areas

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

You can't miss this. It is located on Yeniceriler Cad (not in the Hippodrome area). Nothing special but it is very old.

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