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Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls)

Istanbul, Turkey
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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 outgrew its medieval boundaries. Many parts of the walls survived and are still standing today.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

It's too bad that in our half-day tour package we just passed these walls while we could spend a full hour in the Olivium Outlet Mall right after! I wish they would allow us to have like 15-min drop by just to take some pictures....More

Thank Abdi M S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

After going to the 1453 panaroma Museum, I Drive to the wall. This place is in a low income area but its awesome.

3  Thank v v
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Theodosian Walls are one of the greatest achievements of Late Roman Era, right alongside with Hagia Sophia. These astonishing fortifications protected Constantinople from hundreds of thousands invading enemies. It was literally impossible to capture the city at that time. Only when canons came along, and...More

Thank vova o
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Unfortunately this is a little bit of a story so you may have to excuse the rambling. In May 2017 we went to Istanbul and on the Sunday it had been raining, but stopped in the afternoon so we brought a ticket and took the...More

1  Thank Sarah-Mick
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Istambul is a wide city with many faces. So if you wanted to experience a wounderful time walking this is your best chance. Starting from Istikal street , crossing the Bosphoro and along the beautiful views of this river you could get to Kariye museum...More

1  Thank Jorge S
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Though in ruins, seeing the walls which protected fabled Constantinople was a treat. Even if a person is not into ancient history, the walls impress. Just imagine all the times the city was besieged and these walls protected the city. At the section of the...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 22 April 2017

off the beaten track for sure but worth the walk if you are into walls, which i am. otherwise, you may be disappointed. the view on the tower is worth the trip though.

Thank danielklee
Reviewed 31 March 2017

In the area of the tram stop "Topkapi" (not to be confused with the palace of the same name) is the most interesting museum "Panorama 1453", where the capture of Constantinople by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror is depicted. The fact is that it was in...More

4  Thank archil a
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Approximately 22. km long Istanbul walls are deserve to walk around, especially land walls from Yedikule to Ayvansarat to understand how great and efficent it was...

1  Thank UfukF
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is for visitors who like to get off the well beaten track & for those that can find the charm in walking around sections of gritty urban areas, admire ancient crumbling fortifications & enjoy a tea in some nondescript cafe under the wall hidden...More

8  Thank The_Pale_Ridah
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