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Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Explore the remnants of the original Hippodrome (At Meydani), a circus that was the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Named after the Greek words meaning "horse path," the area used to host horse and chariot racing, and is thought to have had a seating capacity of 100,000. It was also used to host elaborate celebrations for circumcision ceremonies of the sons of Sultan Ahmed III. The actual track now sits below the present square, which features preserved monuments such as the middle barrier of the race course, two obelisks, and the Serpentine Column. The area includes an octogonal domed fountain that was constructed by the German governor to commemorate Emperor Wilhelm's visit to the city in 1891. Explore the square, visit the nearby museums, and learn more about the history of the track. Note that the square is centrally located to the city's other attractions, making it easily accessible on foot. Put Hippodrome (At Meydani) into our Istanbul itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • There is only 1 stone wall left of the mighty Hippodrome, which hosted the chariot races of the 4 major ruling factions (distinguished by their colors). It had a direct passage to the Emperor's palace...  read more »
  • The ancient arena where such is currently exhibited the obelisks of Egypt, the Roman tower and the large square. I think that the old arena was confident.
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  • In fact, this area is now installed in it a pair of obelisks. Around the square mass of coffee shops and restaurants. Not strange tourists was September morning not very much
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