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These stone walls were built by Constantine the Great to protect Constantinople, what is now known as Istanbul, from attack by land and sea. The walls largely remained intact until sections began to be dismantled in the 19th century, as the city...more
All the walls from this point needs maintenance and some security, it will be nice if they do something to create a safe place to climb for take a look of the wall is not an secure area. I enjoy the thick walls but there...More
When you see these thick fortified walls and their towers you do not wonder any longer why Constantinople could not be overrun for many centuries. Fatih Sultan Mehmet recognised the strategic plus points of the construction and fortified it again.
If you are not keen...More
These walls can be a bit dangerous especially for a woman traveling alone. I think traveling in Istanbul is generally safe but certain activities can be risky if one does not know a city well. Along some older areas of the walls you can see...More
Without a guide to explain the significance of various segments, they just look like any crumbling wall. But they fortified Constantinople for centuries and it makes the conquest by Fatih Mehmet seen more spectacular
Nice complex of walls at aprox 30min by bus from the city center. You find de Istanbul 360 museum and a kids park in front. This walls are surrounded by parks in a nice perimeter for a walk and for running. You can see towers...More