Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome

Where is Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome?

The Hippodrome is located in the square facing the Sultan Ahmet Mosque. The square was a circus that was the sporting and social centre during the Byzantine Period. There of the important monuments of the Hippodromw are still standing. They are the Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, and the Walled Obelisk.
Where is the Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Walled Obelisk ?
Obelisk is from the Ayasofya end of the square the first monument.
The Walled Obelisk is across the square and between them stands the smaller bronze monument which is known as Serpentine Column.
The Walled Obelisk is the last of the extant monuments.
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History of Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome

Its construction was started by Septimus Severus in the beginning of the 3rd century. However, it was not completed until the reign of Constantine.
Obelisk was brought from Eygypt with great difficulty, and erected only after months of effort by an army of workers. Erecting the obelisk took a long time and so much efffort that the Emperor Theodosius, who succeeded in the task in 390.
Serpetine Column was originally erected in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi in the 5th century BC. it was relocated to center of hippodrome by Constantine I the Great in 324. The serpent heads of the column remained intact until the end of the 17th century. And then one of heads was found and now it is on display at the nearby Istanbul Archaeology Museums.
The Walled Obelisk exact construction date is unknown, but it is named after Constantine VII after he repaired it in the tenth century.

How to Go Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome?

You can go Eminönü - Zeytinburnu Tram.
You get off Sultanahmet Station from Tram then you can see which mosque has six minarets.
You can reach from Eminönü or Beyazıt to walk.
İETT Public Buses - Which public buses to way Eminönü
İETT Public Buses - Which public buses to go Beyazıt

What to Do Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome?

Sultan Ahmet Square - hippodrome serves as an entertainment center during festivities of Ramadan. İf you have oppurtunities,you should go to Sultan Ahmet Square - hippodrrome during of Ramadan like a festival area you enjoy too much.

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    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    SULTANAHMET Tram Station - Eminönü - 0,27 km
    On Way Number
    T1 - ZEYTINBURNU - KABATAŞ

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Çatladıkapı Bus Station - Fatih - 0,42 km
    On Way Number
    81 - YEŞILKÖY - EMINÖNÜ
    1453 - MINIATÜRK - PANORAMA 1453 - MINIATÜRK
    BN1 - HALKALI - EMINÖNÜ
    BN2 - KÜÇÜKÇEKMECE - EMINÖNÜ

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    ÇEMBERLİTAŞ Tram Station - Eminönü - 0,46 km
    On Way Number
    T1 - ZEYTINBURNU - KABATAŞ

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Akbıyık Bus Station - Fatih - 0,67 km
    On Way Number
    81 - YEŞILKÖY - EMINÖNÜ
    BN1 - HALKALI - EMINÖNÜ
    BN2 - KÜÇÜKÇEKMECE - EMINÖNÜ

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Suburban Rail.
    The Nearest Suburban Rail Station
    CANKURTARAN Suburban Rail Station - Eminönü - 0,70 km
    On Way Number
    B1 - SİRKECİ - HALKALI

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Tram.
    The Nearest Tram Station
    GÜLHANE Tram Station - Eminönü - 0,75 km
    On Way Number
    T1 - ZEYTINBURNU - KABATAŞ

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by IETT Bus.
    The Nearest IETT Bus Station
    Kumkapı Bus Station - Fatih - 0,81 km
    On Way Number
    81 - YEŞILKÖY - EMINÖNÜ
    1453 - MINIATÜRK - PANORAMA 1453 - MINIATÜRK
    BN1 - HALKALI - EMINÖNÜ
    BN2 - KÜÇÜKÇEKMECE - EMINÖNÜ

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Suburban Rail.
    The Nearest Suburban Rail Station
    SİRKECİ Suburban Rail Station - Eminönü - 1,02 km
    On Way Number
    B1 - SİRKECİ - HALKALI

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Suburban Rail.
    The Nearest Suburban Rail Station
    KUMKAPI Suburban Rail Station - Eminönü - 1,05 km
    On Way Number
    B1 - SİRKECİ - HALKALI

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Marmaray.
    The Nearest Marmaray(Metro) Station
    MARMARAY SİRKECİ İSTASYONU - Fatih - 1,18 km
    On Way Number
    M5 - KAZLIÇEŞME - SÖĞÜTLÜÇEŞME

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Car Ferry.
    The Nearest Car Ferry Station
    SİRKECİ Car Ferry Station - Fatih - 1,21 km
    On Way Number
    V4 - BAKIRKÖY - BOSTANCI
    V5 - SİRKECİ - HAREM

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Fast Ferry.
    The Nearest Fast Ferry Station
    YENİKAPI Fast Ferry Station - Adalar - 1,48 km
    On Way Number

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Funicular.
    The Nearest Funicular Station
    KARAKÖY Funicular Station - Beyoğlu - 1,83 km
    On Way Number
    F2 - KARAKÖY - BEYOĞLU
    T1 - ZEYTINBURNU - KABATAŞ

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Subway.
    The Nearest Subway Station
    Yenikapı Metro İstasyonu Subway Station - Fatih - 1,90 km
    On Way Number
    M1A - YENİKAPI-ATATÜRK HAVAALANI
    M1B - YENİKAPI-KİRAZLI METRO

    You can go to Sultan Ahmet Square The Hippodrome by Marmaray.
    The Nearest Marmaray(Metro) Station
    MARMARAY YENİKAPI İSTASYONU - Fatih - 1,96 km
    On Way Number
    M5 - KAZLIÇEŞME - SÖĞÜTLÜÇEŞME

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