We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Constantine Column

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Yeniceriler Cad | Divan Yolu, Istanbul, Turkey
Book In Advance
More Info
US$63.66*
and up
Small-Group Afternoon Tour of the Hippodrome and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
More Info
US$84.00*
and up
Half-Day Istanbul City Tour From Cruise Port
More Info
US$101.85*
and up
Full-Day Istanbul City Tour From Cruise Port

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 161 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
No obvious signage here

Ancient Istanbul has many wonderful treasures and this is one of them. However, you can't read up on it at the site - well I could not find anything like the three language signs... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2017
Roddy P
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 62: English reviews
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
226 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Ancient Istanbul has many wonderful treasures and this is one of them. However, you can't read up on it at the site - well I could not find anything like the three language signs that are all over old Istanbul. Read up before you get there, or carry a guide

Helpful?
Thank Roddy P
Casablanca, Morocco
Level Contributor
395 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Its in old Town, was walking and it caught my eye. That's when I figured out what is wall. The photos are correct, birds hanging off of it everywhere. A great picture shot been around since almost 330 AD.

Helpful?
Thank G L
Pleasanton, California
Level Contributor
805 reviews
543 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 688 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This column is very centrally located, so if you start moving around the Old Town you're very likely to see it at some point. It's really old but besides that it's probably not a place to specially plan a visit to.

Helpful?
Thank heckfy
ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
Level Contributor
642 reviews
475 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We came across this odd looking column whenever we travelled on Divanyolu. It was a landmark that helped my daughters navigate their way to our hotel. Çemberlitaş is a Turkish word which means "stone with hoops". As you walk down the Divan Yolu from the Grand Bazar towards Sultanahmet, along the tram track, you will see this column on your... More 

Helpful?
Thank HINAWASEEM
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,627 reviews
1,108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,073 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

An important example of Roman art found in Istanbul between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazıt Square. Also known as the Burnt Stone this is a Roman column built around 330 AD to commemorate Roman emperor Constantine the Great's declaration that Byzantium be the new capital city of the Roman Empire. The black scorch marks were left behind by a fire in... More 

Helpful?
Thank PrestonGuild
Amman, Jordan
Level Contributor
124 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This column seems to be extremely old but nice to be seen. It is within walking distance from sultanahmet mousque.

Helpful?
Thank Xeina J
London
Level Contributor
518 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Column of Constantine summarise the thousands years of history of Costantinopole. Byzantine and Roman and Ottoman. I am very glad to have it seen this time has the column has been in restoration for many years. In addition Istanbul was almost empty from tourists and that made the view even more enjoyable.

Helpful?
Thank Travelaround59
Level Contributor
218 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Constantine Column is located in a small square by the main street between the Grand Bazaar and Sultanahmet Square. In a city full of historical monuments and excited by the fact that the Grand Bazaar is just down the street, one can easily miss this spot. But hey, this column is 1,600 years old and has seen civilisations come... More 

Helpful?
Thank AzlanFirman
Sweden
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The Column of Constantine, also known as the Burnt Stone, is a Roman monumental column constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD. It commemorates the declaration of Byzantium as the new capital city of the Roman Empire.

Helpful?
Thank matros79
Saar, Bahrain
Level Contributor
117 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Came across this by accident as we were walking around. Stopped to have a rest and an ice cream in one of the nearby cafes. It's impressive and worth reading up about it.

Helpful?
Thank Matt115

Travellers who viewed Constantine Column also viewed

 

Been to Constantine Column? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Constantine Column staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Grand Bazaar

Neighbourhood Profile
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
Explore this neighbourhood