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Obelisk of III. Tutmosis

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say about this place... It is close to the blue mosque, souvenirs shops and a cafe. Decent monument for you to look at and contemplate on life as your wife/ partner does shopping for souvenirs and rugs.

Thank Desmond T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a pet peeve about Egyptian artefacts like this being given to other countries. Located in the Hippodrome, it is an imposing structure, but does not belong and seems misplaced

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the structure. It was in the hippodrome. Photo opportunities are abound and it is steeped in history. Easily to spend about on hour soaking all 3 structures in the hippodrome before moving on to the next attraction.

Thank Kavitha S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love Obelisks. Have seen so many in Egypt and the one in Paris so this was another experience in Istanbul as it was across the "pond" from Egypt.

Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the major monuments in the hippodrome, in addition to the serpent column and walled obelisk. This Thutmose obelist was in luxor egypt since 1490 BC, and brought to istanbul in 390 AD. Crazy old monument

Thank bcheong
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Solid block of granite with hieroglyphics on. To see the size of the obelisk and mull on how it had been transported, without the use of today's technology is rewarding in itself. Right in the middle of the Hippodrome of old Istanbul. Area is also...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed June 27, 2018

It may only be a third of the original obelisk exported from Egypt in the year 390 but still very impressive and if you look down, you can where the Hippodrome ground once was and how much has been built on to raise the ground.

Thank RWandSW
Reviewed June 17, 2018

The area around the Obelisk is clean and pleasant, but the Obelisk is not that exciting, but while you are out walking take a look anyway

Thank Brenton K
Reviewed May 16, 2018

This is all part of the Hippodrome experience. It is just amazing to see such a massive structure that has been transported all the way from Egypt to Turkey. As the Hippodrome itself lacks structure as most the built structure is missing, this certainly adds...More

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Quite honestly, the history (built in Egypt, then transported to Istanbul and reconstructed piece by piece) is more interesting than the obelisk itself, and it isn't something I would have made a special effort to see. However, it's worth a stop and a look when...More

Thank John L
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