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Fascinating walls, worth a visit for the view

The Walls of Theodosius have stood at the gates of the city for centuries, and approaching them... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Jason T
The walls that defended Istanbul for a 1000 years!

Seeing these walls is a fantastic experience. We saw the best part when we visited the Chora... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
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8 Jun 2017
“Fascinating walls, worth a visit for the view”
20 May 2017
“Fantastic monument of Konstantinopel - but very poorly exhibited”
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

The Walls of Theodosius have stood at the gates of the city for centuries, and approaching them today shows off this age. The walls are well worth checking out for a spectacular view of the city. However, the walls are fairly challenging to climb in...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Theodosius II's Wall is a fantastic monument of the greatness of Konstantinopel. Its well documented and very visible in the landscape in today's Istanbul. Parts of the wall have been/are being restored. You can have divergent views on the quality of restoration and why even...More

Thank bulgenes
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Ever since I'd read of the many sieges of Constantinople, I'd wanted to see the Theodosian walls. This wasa surely the greatest defensive design ever conceived, although some may argue that Xian in China has a better claim. Even though the moat has long since...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is the wall which remained unconquered the longest in the world, much longer than the Chinese wall. Best is to combine the visit with the visit of the Chora church. The more sportive one's can walk along the remaining 8 kilometers of the wall....More

Thank pierremichelshanghai
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The walls were built to defend Constantinople and have now fallen into ruin although restoration work is taking place. They originally ran from the Sea of Marmara to the Golden Horn. The Ottomans eventually managed to breach it.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 19 November 2016

More than anything, I wanted to see the Walls of Theodosius on my visit to Istanbul. Constantinople was the capital of an empire that lasted 13 centuries, longer than the English speaking empire that could be dated back to 1066. The city was situated in...More

Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Seeing these walls is a fantastic experience. We saw the best part when we visited the Chora Church. We got off the Golden Horn ferry at Ayavansaray stop and walked up a hill next to the ruined walls. Emperor Constantine built the Wall of Constantine...More

Thank HINA W
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This was our second visit to Istanbul. One of the reasons we wanted to return was we didn't get to see the Walls of Theodosius II on our first visit. Most of the walls are in ruin and some parts have been reconstructed; nonetheless it...More

1  Thank barbara361
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Its reachable by blue metro line, 1 hour from galata. There is a nice park and the walls are well preserved. I reccomend this place , because its very important to istanbul history .

Thank mlc487
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Emperor Theodosius had a double row of walls built in the early 5th century to protect the city of Constantinople. The wall was built west of the city, North to South, from the Golden Horn to the Marmara sea. The walls, made of limestone and...More

1  Thank percyvakil
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Ammar K
30 May 2017|
Response from pierremichelshanghai | Reviewed this property |
The whole wall is several km. Best place to see it is close to the Chora church.