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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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