This is the last work in Hippodrome Square, built in 1898 as a gift of German King Wilhelm for the hospitality he experienced in Istanbul.
The hippopdrome is situated in front of the blue mosque. What's left of it is a oval road and two obelisks. It's a good place to hang out and have a photostop.
It was here that chariot races happened as well as gladiator competitions and athletic activities. Take some time to admire the Egyptian Obelisk.
Second of the three remaining Byzantine monuments is the Bronze serpentine column, which dates to the 4th century A.D , Imagine what it would have looked like new polished and magnifcecent
After/before a visit to the Blue Mosque - the Hippodrome located next to Sultanahmet, not spectacular - but be carefull, pickpockers are VERY active at this place
Byzantine built Obelisk - one of three remaining sculptures in the hippodrome. Little is known about the origin of this Obelisk.
One of three remaining sculptures from the Hippodrome. This was once topped by three serpents heads. Greek in origin Emperor Constantine brought it here in AD 330.
Egyptian Obelisk - one of three remaining sculptures from the hippodrome. Created in Heliopolis in 1450 BC. Emporer Theodosius had it brought here in 390 AD.
its right outside the blue mosque - so u cant really miss it - its like a huge yard with all kind of polls and stuff - really nice
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