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The Theodosian Walls, Istanbul

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#59 of 141 in Historic Sites in Istanbul
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  • The Walls of Theodosius have stood at the gates of the city for centuries, and approaching them today shows off this age. The walls are well worth checking out for a spectacular view of the city. Howe...  more »
  • Theodosius II's Wall is a fantastic monument of the greatness of Konstantinopel. Its well documented and very visible in the landscape in today's Istanbul. Parts of the wall have been/are being restor...  more »
  • Ever since I'd read of the many sieges of Constantinople, I'd wanted to see the Theodosian walls. This wasa surely the greatest defensive design ever conceived, although some may argue that Xian in Ch...  more »
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  • To imagine such a structure stood strong over such a long distance defending the city, is truly fascinating. Some parts still exist in their true form. With a bit of care, am sure they will stand for many more years to come. Good walk in the park beside the wall. No entry fee applicable.
  • Nice walk by the ruins of probably the best city defense system of all times. Very small part of the length is fully restored. Most of the towers and walls are on the verge of collapse and it's a pity that this monument is so neglected. If renovated they could offer a nice walk from Marmara sea to Golden Horn and would be a major attraction.
  • Interesting, but empty. This is not the restored walls these are ruins. I think they are absolutely beautiful and they made great pictures.
  • Not bad
  • Nice

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