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Obelisk of III. Tutmosis

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

Unique structure. What is missing is written information, illustrations and drawings. There are 4 sides at the roman foundation below the obelisque. On each side there are different things to say. Informations atc. are missing. The authorities should think about this.

Thank tourtoturkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is next to Sultan Ahmed mosque and its good to know about its history.you can take tramway to reach the Sultan station and only 5 min walk to arrive

Thank kiavash16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really it is surprising to find an Obelisk just next to mosque , Obelisk is not a popular and normal monument in islamic countries . as i checked there was an idea in ancient Egypt for carving the names on the columns for keeping the...More

1  Thank MohammadNejad
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Originally from Egypt and transported all the way to Istanbul and erected. It apparently weighs over 200 tonnes!! One can marvel at the engineering genius of those in that to be able to erect it and balance it perfectly on 4 bronze stands. This structure...More

1  Thank TheScruffyTraveler
Reviewed 5 December 2017

It was brought by Theodosius from Egypt in 3rd century in AD 390. It stand tall at the Sultanhamet square.

Thank Movarip
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This kind of Obelisk is often seen in several city in Europe like in Paris etc. this one is no exception. This Obelisk is from Tutmosis lll, it was Theodisius who brought this Obelisk from Egypt to Constantinople in 390. when you walk towards hagia...More

Thank faozanrizal
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very near the Blue Mosque so when walking past its hard to miss. Obviously nothing spectacular but interesting and in a nice area with seating for a quick rest.

Thank KS&HC
Reviewed 10 October 2017

it is a tiny obelisk near the great mosques of Istanbul, i think it doesn't worth to visit and wasting your time it also doesn't have an entrance fee.

Thank Ali R
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Located very close to the Hagia Sofia it bears a quick look especially if you have not visited other Obelisks such as in Rome.

Thank worldwandererAtlanta
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I do like Obelisk where ever I see them in the world. This one is worth looking at. It's located at the Hippodrome, next to the Blue Mosque.

Thank MrBakar
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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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