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Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls): Tours & Tickets

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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

The column, known as Cemberlitas (column with rings) in Turkish, was brought to Constantinople from the Temple of Apollo by the emperor Constantinus I between 325-328 AD. There was a statue of Apollo on top which was replaced by a cross during Christianity. The column...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank muadim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the T1-Blue Line tram by our hotel, the Neorion (see separate review) from the Gulhane Station towards the terminus of Bagcilar. You can see the walls approach but go past it and get off at the Topkapi Station and walk back through a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019

The walls of the city were built to protect the city from outside attacks. They are in various stages of decay. Some are still intact in good condition, some have fallen, some are undergoing restoration. A vital link to the past of this great city.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mohsin A
Reviewed 2 August 2019

You can take a bas from Eminonu or a taxi to go there .If you're already read about the walls of Constantinopole , you'll be impress by this famous construction.Close to Kariye /Chora Museum , there is the place from where- through the wall, the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

ANCIENT WALLS Invincible walls of an ancient Byzantine city they were, To protect Constantinople from land and seas. Breached and plundered during the Crusades, to rise once more.... Finally falling to the siege of the Ottomans, canons ships and all. Like most walled cities of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

The walls are in various stages, some are maintained and some are crumbling. It's fascinating to the walls that were built hundreds of years ago. There are miles of walls around the city. Wow, do a little research before you go. You can view them...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019

These walls just felt historical as we walked along and we can only imagine the various invaders who attempted to conquer the city. Sadly due to their age and possibly lack of maintenance, they are crumbling in parts, but are still a great historical sight...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

These are incredible and yet we just happened to walk near them on the last day we were in the area ! Big mistake we should have done a big walk and seen more Well worth a better look!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

I saw these walls from the taxi driving to our hotel. I knew about them in advance, but great to see them in the flesh. A few days later I hired a taxi to explore them in more detail. Really stupendous. Not sure I would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

These walls have managed to keep outside perverted crusaders, bulgars, Turks, Russians and others for centuries. They did fall in 1453 and are now a reminiscence of the greatness of the city defenses but also of the Ottoman conquest. Not taken care of enough to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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