Old City Walls 2.5 rating


The old city walls, which were built during the reign of Byzantine emperor Theodosius II (r. 408-450), and enclosing entire western boundary of the peninsula from Golden Horn to the coast of the Sea of Marmara, are mostly intact although partially dilapidated, suffering from unsightly restorations of early 1990s, and occasionally pierced by wide avenues into the old city. Those too lazy to do the entire route may check out easily accessible sections around Chora Church, Pazartekke station of T1 tram line, or Yedikule Fortress.



About Old City Walls

 Istanbul, Turkey

Old City Walls and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Chora Church

Chora Church(2.2 km)
Also known as the Church of St Saviour in Chora (chora translates 'countryside' in Byzantine Greek, which refers to what the site of the church exactly was when it was built), this is 1000 year old Byzantine church, an example of a church somewhat out of the traditional center, but is an absolute must see with precious mosaic frescoes and a captivating mood inside.


Turkuazoo(3 km)
One of those typical huge aquariums where you walk through transparent tunnels underwater.


Feshane(3.2 km)
Originally a factory producing fezzes (fes), Ottoman red hats made of felt, adopted in Ottoman Empire in early 1800s as a part of westernizing efforts in lieu of much more traditional turbans.

Eyüp Mosque Complex

Eyüp Mosque Complex(3.1 km)
This is the main attraction around this part of the city.

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