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Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls)
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a pretty good experience in Istanbul. There's not a lot to do, but it's a fun 15-minute walk along the ancient city walls. There are great views of the city from wherever you are on the walls, and it can be a cool feeling to be on the walls that were used to protect the city of Constantinople. The walls are crumbling in places, and there are no guard rails or other railings, so it's not the best place for small children (unless they are adventurous).

If you're visiting the Chora Church (Kariye), it's really easy to get up to the walls. Just walk up the hill away from the church, and you'll run into a section of the wall with stairs.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The remnants of the Great Wall are very impressive. They soar above the small valley and give you a sense of the role they played in the defence of Constantinople. 

You can climb up onto the walls (theres no charge) which will give you a fabulous 360 degree view of Istanbul. However, unless you are a daredevil and not afraid of insanely steep steps (more like a stone ladder) walk a little further down from Fevzi Pasa on the south side and you find a more gentle way up.

From here it is a short walk to the Chora museum making a nice tandem visit. 

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

we took the tram out from Sultanahemet to Topkapi Gate, where Panoram 1453 is as well. Not a lot to do, but worth a 15 minute stoll along to get an idea of the huge size of the walls and to imagine what it would have been like defending or attacking the city

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

A great piece of history. Though they're not complete in places this is still a great place to go and see, take pictures and eat with a view.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Given the value of the walls around Istanbul and their importance in safeguarding the residents of Istanbul for centuries, we felt that it was worth the trip to see some of them to appreciate them and to more easily visualize how difficult it was for an invading army to penetrate the walls.
There are many segments of walls still standing and in reasonably good shape in and around Istanbul, including those build by Constantine and by Theodosius. We did not try to climb them due to the danger they present, but it was well worth the time spent to find them and stop there.

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