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Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul City Walls)

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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...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive structures even if now a bit crumbling. Worth a luck but either Google the history first or get a guide. Many nice little things to see just off section of the wall.

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Reviewed 27 October 2018

These walls can be a bit dangerous especially for a woman traveling alone. I think traveling in Istanbul is generally safe but certain activities can be risky if one does not know a city well. Along some older areas of the walls you can see...More

Thank halvahcookie
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Without a guide to explain the significance of various segments, they just look like any crumbling wall. But they fortified Constantinople for centuries and it makes the conquest by Fatih Mehmet seen more spectacular

Thank 839SaraH839
Reviewed 26 September 2018

You can see it in old town all over and they are just remains of a great city now taken over by a modern city.

Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Nice complex of walls at aprox 30min by bus from the city center. You find de Istanbul 360 museum and a kids park in front. This walls are surrounded by parks in a nice perimeter for a walk and for running. You can see towers...More

1  Thank gtelloz
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We where here for 2 see and we see the door Fatih it was very nice to see next 2 that have a museum you can see the film of it must a place visite day time much better

2  Thank Tekin R
Reviewed 31 May 2018 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
Reviewed 27 May 2018 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
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

1  Thank Eddie P
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

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