"Roman Hippodrome" Hippodrome - Atmaydani Tip by illumina

Hippodrome - Atmaydani, Istanbul: 66 reviews and 132 photos


The Hippodrome, which is the square next to both the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, is probably one of the oldest sites in Istanbul. It was originally built by the Romans in around 200AD, and would have been used for chariot racing and the like. It contains three columns, which are all that remain of the many that once lined the hippodrome, erected by the Emperor Constantine.

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  • Written Dec 12, 2008
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