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Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul

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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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TripAdvisor
  • This historical monument in the same environment, there's no place else in the world hosting perhaps. The right to the left of the Aya Sofya Sultanahmet Mosque, the historic pedestrian area containing at least 3-4 Obelisk.
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  • Strangely enough Sultanahmet Istanbul is not listed as an attraction in Istanbul on tripadvisor. My review is time sensitive. Early April 2017. Perfect time to visit. The gardens between St Sophia and...  more »
  • Take in the sites but let your imagination take you back to ancient times to truly appreciate. Walk around, relax, and enjoy!  more »
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  • Comfortable and cheap
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