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Address: Yeniceriler Cad | Divan Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey
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A chunk of history!

We came across this odd looking column whenever we travelled on Divanyolu. It was a landmark that helped my daughters navigate their way to our hotel. Çemberlitaş is a Turkish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this odd looking column whenever we travelled on Divanyolu. It was a landmark that helped my daughters navigate their way to our hotel. Çemberlitaş is a Turkish word which means "stone with hoops". As you walk down the Divan Yolu from the Grand Bazar towards Sultanahmet, along the tram track, you will see this column on your... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An important example of Roman art found in Istanbul between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazıt Square. Also known as the Burnt Stone this is a Roman column built around 330 AD to commemorate Roman emperor Constantine the Great's declaration that Byzantium be the new capital city of the Roman Empire. The black scorch marks were left behind by a fire in... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This column seems to be extremely old but nice to be seen. It is within walking distance from sultanahmet mousque.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Column of Constantine summarise the thousands years of history of Costantinopole. Byzantine and Roman and Ottoman. I am very glad to have it seen this time has the column has been in restoration for many years. In addition Istanbul was almost empty from tourists and that made the view even more enjoyable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Constantine Column is located in a small square by the main street between the Grand Bazaar and Sultanahmet Square. In a city full of historical monuments and excited by the fact that the Grand Bazaar is just down the street, one can easily miss this spot. But hey, this column is 1,600 years old and has seen civilisations come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The Column of Constantine, also known as the Burnt Stone, is a Roman monumental column constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD. It commemorates the declaration of Byzantium as the new capital city of the Roman Empire.

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Saar, Bahrain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Came across this by accident as we were walking around. Stopped to have a rest and an ice cream in one of the nearby cafes. It's impressive and worth reading up about it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I am not going to tell you the history of this monument as I am sure you can read up on it. What was interesting and exciting for me was the fact that when I sat down one of the benches I noticed all the pigeons and smiled to myself as my sister has the irrational fear of pigeons and... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The name is derived from the late seventeenth century fire break-out which damaged the column. Originally the pillar had Apollo standing on the top. It's located between Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque.

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Thermi, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Its a column,in the istorical part of istanbul,nearby agia sofia,atsultanahmet,its nothing particular byitself,but its a historical point

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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