"THE HIPPODROME ....With a..." Hippodrome - Atmaydani Tip by viajeromaga

Hippodrome - Atmaydani, Istanbul: 65 reviews and 131 photos



With a capacity of 100.000 spectators, the Hippodrome was the scence for the political struggles and the uprising in the capital city of the Empire.

The contructions of the race tracks and the cavea started in the reign of Emperor Septimus Severus and were completed a 100 years later under Constantine the Great.. The stones from the structure were used in the constructions of the Blue Mosque. Today, the only remains from the Hippodrome are the three monumental colums and the fountain.

Address: Sultanahemet
Directions: Between Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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