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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good idea to visit this old and long wall... You can walk around for some hours. Also you can find lots of interesting things there!

Thank Mostafa G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked along about 3km of the walls towards Topkapi tram stop. Nice to see the allotments being tended. It looked like sonething was being filmed as i guess tge archer isn't there all the time.

Thank laneypops83
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

There are many places around the outskirts of modern Istanbul were you are able to see the remains of the city wall of Constantinople. We travelled along Kennedy causeway from Atakoy by the local bus BN1 and got off at Uluslararasi Baris Park. This is...More

Thank Eddie P
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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
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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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.

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