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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the oldest monument one can see in Istanbul today, though it was originally installed elsewhere. After the combined forces of various Greek city states achieved a victory over the Persian army in the battle of Plataea in 479 BC, they had set...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With the basemente under the ground level, in a hole 3 meters deep, it represents one of the few elements that decorated the Hippodrome come up to our times. It dates back to 2500 years ago, built by the Greeks as a celebratory element by...More

Date of experience: September 2019
40  Thank veciaf53
Reviewed 5 August 2019

This is a historical survivor which the emperor Constantine had moved from Delphi to Constantinople as part of proclaiming his new capital. Originally it had a golden triangle which had already been sold before its relocation, together with three serpent heads only one of which...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 24 July 2019

The column, standing in the Hippodrome, was erected initially in Delphi, commemorate the victory in the battle of Plataea. The intertwined tails of three snakes are forming a column, and their heads were holding a gold triangle. Constantine ordered to carry it to Istanbul,- that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

This bronze column is located in the Hippodrome (open air museum). It is missing the head though. The ground level is raised due to changes to the infrastructure of the city.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank aoalsayed
Reviewed 21 June 2019

The Serpent Column is a bronze monument from the Roman Hippodrome. According to the monument description, Constantinople was the new capital of Rome, and several monuments including the obelisks were brought over to commemorate important historical events previously with the aim to celebrate the Hippodrome...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank digitalroc
Reviewed 14 June 2019

Observing tourists in the Hippodrome glancing briefly at the Serpent Column, perhaps taking a selfie, and then hurrying on to the historical wonders of Istanbul, I can’t help comparing their short shrift here, to Europeans driving for hours to Bayeux to see the tapestry commemorating...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

This column in the Hippodrome was one of the many statues brought to Constantinople by Constantine to decorate the city. This column was brought from Delphi, Greece. it shows three intertwined snakes looking in three directions but unfortunately the heads are missing today. You can...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank NesligulD
Reviewed 8 June 2019

The Serpent Column (a.k.a. Serpentine Column, Plataean Tripod or Delphi Tripod) is in Sultanahmet Square. It is a 2,500 year-old twisted bronze column 8-metre (26 ft) high. It was relocated from Delphi by Constantine the Great in 324 and erected in the Hippodrome. The original...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

Yes it’s only a column but the rating is for the history and how easy it is to reach and have photos taken. Free and nice back drop.

Date of experience: April 2019
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