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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It may only be a third of the original obelisk exported from Egypt in the year 390 but still very impressive and if you look down, you can where the Hippodrome ground once was and how much has been built on to raise the ground.

Thank RWandSW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The area around the Obelisk is clean and pleasant, but the Obelisk is not that exciting, but while you are out walking take a look anyway

Thank Brenton K
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is all part of the Hippodrome experience. It is just amazing to see such a massive structure that has been transported all the way from Egypt to Turkey. As the Hippodrome itself lacks structure as most the built structure is missing, this certainly adds...More

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Quite honestly, the history (built in Egypt, then transported to Istanbul and reconstructed piece by piece) is more interesting than the obelisk itself, and it isn't something I would have made a special effort to see. However, it's worth a stop and a look when...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I tried to imagine what this obelisk could tell us if only it could talk!! Horse and carriage races in Roman Times! Only one third apparently of the entire Obelisk remains and still it is so large.

Thank Annie J
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Unique structure. What is missing is written information, illustrations and drawings. There are 4 sides at the roman foundation below the obelisque. On each side there are different things to say. Informations atc. are missing. The authorities should think about this.

1  Thank tourtoturkey
Reviewed 1 January 2018

this place is next to Sultan Ahmed mosque and its good to know about its history.you can take tramway to reach the Sultan station and only 5 min walk to arrive

Thank kiavash16
Reviewed 17 December 2017

really it is surprising to find an Obelisk just next to mosque , Obelisk is not a popular and normal monument in islamic countries . as i checked there was an idea in ancient Egypt for carving the names on the columns for keeping the...More

2  Thank MohammadNejad
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Originally from Egypt and transported all the way to Istanbul and erected. It apparently weighs over 200 tonnes!! One can marvel at the engineering genius of those in that to be able to erect it and balance it perfectly on 4 bronze stands. This structure...More

2  Thank TheScruffyTraveler
Reviewed 5 December 2017

It was brought by Theodosius from Egypt in 3rd century in AD 390. It stand tall at the Sultanhamet square.

Thank Movarip
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