Byzantine Hippodrome - Guided Site Visit - Istanbul

Overview

The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydan internationaly called as Sultanahmet square located at the hearth of historical peninsula of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving.The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos, horse, and dromos, path or way. For this reason, it is sometimes also called Atmeydan ("Horse Square") in Turkish. Horse racing and chariot racing were popular pastimes in the ancient world and hippodromes were common features of Greek cities in the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine era.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul Turkey
The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive.
Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome (At Meydani)
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Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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