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Column of Marcian

The only Roman honorific column in Istanbul.  

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The Column of Marcian, known locally as Kıztaşı, is one of the last remaining Roman honorific columns in Istanbul, although the statue that was originally mounted at the top has been lost to history. Nevertheless, the rest of this column erected between 450-452 and dedicated to the Roman Emperor Marcian, is remarkably well-preserved on this bustling street in modern Istanbul.

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The best and easiest way is to walk from either the Emniyet-Fatih or Aksaray metro stations. Its on the way towards the historic Fatih Mosque.

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