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Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls)

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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank enghelicious M
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

Impressive structures even if now a bit crumbling. Worth a luck but either Google the history first or get a guide. Many nice little things to see just off section of the wall.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tunicle
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank halvahcookie
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

You can see it in old town all over and they are just remains of a great city now taken over by a modern city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank gtelloz
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We where here for 2 see and we see the door Fatih it was very nice to see next 2 that have a museum you can see the film of it must a place visite day time much better

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Tekin R
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

It's a good idea to visit this old and long wall... You can walk around for some hours. Also you can find lots of interesting things there!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mostafa G
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We walked along about 3km of the walls towards Topkapi tram stop. Nice to see the allotments being tended. It looked like sonething was being filmed as i guess tge archer isn't there all the time.

Date of experience: May 2018
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