"Cemberlitas (Column of Constantine)" Column of Constantine - Burnt Column - Cemberlitas Tip by toshigiappone

by toshigiappone

Near the Cemberlitas tram stop, and although there are many people here, Cemberlitas is one of the oldest monument in Istanbul. It was erected in 330 by Constantine the Great to celebrate the new city named after him. At that time here was Forum of Constantine, and there was a statue of Constantine himself on the top of the column. However, in 1106 its statue was taken from the top, and then in 1779 damaged by fire. So, what we can see has a black colour.

Probably, you have at least one chance to see it.

Address: Yeniceriler Caddesi
Directions: Very near from Cemberlitas tram stop.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 3, 2005
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