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Fountain of Ahmet III

#117 of 1,033 things to do in Istanbul
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Address: Uskudar Meydani | Uskudar Merkez, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey

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Historical Fountain

Ahmed III Fountain Uskudar is located at Uskudar Square... Built in 18 th century. The fountain is still active...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ahmed III Fountain Uskudar is located at Uskudar Square... Built in 18 th century. The fountain is still active...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really amazing to see the detail put into a simple facility for water. Take a close look before entering Topkapi.

Thank mrdom
Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

It's outside the gates of Topkapi Palace. It's a very beautiful building and great for photos. Numerous couples were present taking pictures.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite structures of Istanbul. Sultan Ahmet III built this fountain or Çeşmesi in 1782. It was built as a charity for the people visiting the Hagia Sofia Mosque, as they could drink water and perform ablution before entering the mosque. There used to be a Byzantine era water feature here called Perayton. This fountain is... More 

Tangier, Morocco
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Nice fountain in the Front Gate of TOPKAPI PALACE !!! Wonder Place to visit and to share with friends

Thank Derdeb A
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

It is right outside the palace and is worth spending a few minutes at for photos. Not too exciting though.

Thank Kyle L
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

It is very close to the Palace, and if you rush to the Topkai, most probably you pass by. But it is worth to stop and look on the tiles and ornaments on the walls of the fountain. Very good photo opportunity.

Thank 545medva
Fukaya, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

You can find this unique fountain at the gate of the Topkapi Palace. The design is a mixture of European and Asian style. The wall of the fountain is covered with tiles and sculptures of Ottoman era. Very good place to take photos. Why don't you take some pictures here while you wait the opening time of the Topkapi Palace?... More 

Thank ワンケディ
Mugla, Turkey
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

As one approaches the Imperial Gateway of Topkapi Sarayi, the Fountain of Ahmed III, stands to the right. The large Rococo fountain has four facets, shaded by a large overhanging roof, which is topped with five small domes. A tap is attached to each facet, each of which is surrounded with a richly carved façade.. Seyit Vehbi, the Ottoman poet,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

This is a small but attractive structure located close to the Hagia Sophia and the main entrance gate to the Topkapi palace. You can't actually go inside, and the view is somewhat spoilt by cars in the vicinity, but it's still an attractive looking building and is worth a brief stop as you explore the area.

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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