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Obelisk of III. Tutmosis

Sultanahmat Meydani | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Obelisk, according to history, was erected at 1490 BC in front of a temple in Luxor by Egyptian Pharaoh. Then, brought to the Istanbul about 4th century. It is amazing it is still up there and tries to educates our minds. Thinking of the...More

Thank FreeJohnny
Reviewed 1 week ago

An Egyptian monument stands out very proudly in the heart and center of historic Istanbul. Reminds the world how Egyptians were thousands of years ahead of other civilizations

Thank Salah-Hosny91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The obelisk was brought to Istanbul by the Emperor Theodosius in the 4th century AD and was placed in the hippodrome which is no longer there. There is also the serpent column close by, one of the snake heads is in the Archaeological museum in...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The obelisk itself is not that great, the only reason to visit it is that it is right opposite the blue mosque entrance - and at that point why not swing by it. I would not expect too much out of this one.

1  Thank Abdulla C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a quick stop during our trip. A nice historical place that shows the Egyptian history on display.

Thank Amre M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Obelisk erected by the Pharoah Tutmosis III in 1400 BC in Egypt, was brought in by Roman Emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD and re-erected in the Hippodrome of Contantinople in Istanbul. It is erected just outside the Istanbul Museum and people...More

1  Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Historic monument at Sultanahmet street, good for taking pictures... close to central and main area of istanbul with many tourist spots, shopping, park, restaurants.

Thank TraveKings
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This Egyptian Obelisk was brought and placed here in the middle of Hippodrome (which no longer exists.) Read the history before you visit to get the most out of it.

Thank Jayant K
Reviewed 4 May 2017

It is an ancient Turkish obelisk located near the Blue Mosque. There are some souvenir shops opposite this obelisk. Hieroglyphic scripts are printed on this tower.

Thank JoyShurjo
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Built on the site of the ancient hippodrome equine race track of old Constantinople...near the Blue Mosque in the Historic district. Similar to the Washington Monument or Paris' Place de la Concorde, but with etchings...good for a pic or two.

Thank Larry M
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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