English English Türkçe
Istanbul Best Western Obelisk Hotel
turkey touristic informations
TURKEY & ISTANBUL GUIDE



Obelisk
Theodosius Obelisk
    Our hotel name comes famous Theodosius Obelisk which is originaly from Ancient Egypt.
    This obeliks is called "Theodosius Obelisk", because the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Emperor in the late 4th Century, Theodosius I carried it into the current site.
    This obelisk is located in the site of Square of Horses [The Hippodrome Square] in Istanbul. The ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races and the center of Byzantine civic life, located in front (west) of famous Blue Mosque [Sultanahmet Camii]. Interseting thing is there are three pillars in the site of Hippodrome. From north to south; Theodosius Obelisk (Dikilitas), Serpentine Column (Burmali Sutun, or Snake Tower), and Constantinus VII Column (Colossus).
    This obelisk once graced the Karnak Great Temple of Amun (Amon) in ancient Thebes (now, Luxor). It was one of two erected at the south of the 7th Pylon of the Great Temple by Tuthmosis III. No one knows who ordered its removal from Karnak, or whether it was still standing when it was taken. It was transported to Alexsandria under the orders of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Emperor Constantius II (reigned A.D. 337-361). He is different from Constantinus II, just one letter is different ("tius" vs. "tinus"), who transported an obelisk to Rome, which is now called "Lateran Obelisk"], and then finally transported to Constantinople (now Istanbul) by the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius I (reigned A.D. 379-395). It was erected in A.D. 390.
    This info source site & more details: Obelisk of the World
Obelisk Obelisk & Blue Mosque The Hippodrome Square in the Ramazan festivale
Obelisk Hotel Home | Location | Lobby | Rooms | Restaurant | Testimonials | Room Rates | Reservations | E-Mail
The Charming Ottoman Mansion in the heart of old Istanbul
istanbul museums, istambul museums, estanbul museums, estambul museums, sultanahmet museums, turkey museums, topkapi palace, palaces of topkapi, topkapi palace museum, obelisk, obelisk area, obelisk square, obelisk istanbul, obelisk istambul, obelisk estanbul, obelisk estambul, obelisk turkey, obelisk turquie, obelisk turkei, obelisk turkie, obelisk turkiye, obelisk turchia, obelisk turque, obelisk turco, obelisk türkiye, obelisk sultanahmet, obelisk sultanahmet area, obelisk hotel, obelisk hotel istanbul, obelisk hotel istambul, obelisk hotel estanbul, obelisk hotel estambul, obelisk hotel sultanahmet, obelisk hotel in sultanahmet istanbul, best western obelisk hotel, bw obelisk hotel, obelisk hotel reservation, obelisk information, obelisk informations, informations of obelisk, obelisk restaurant, obelisk hotel telephones numbers, obelisk hotel adress, obelisk hotel guide, obelisk hotel email, http://www.hippodromehotel.com, http://www.hotelhippodrome.com, turquie museums, turkei museums, turkie museums, turkiye museums, turchia museums, turkie palaces, turkei palaces, turkiye palaces, turchia palaces, sultanahmet istanbul museums, museums, palaces, topkapi, istanbul hotels, HOTELS ISTANBUL, hotels of istanbul, hotels in istanbul, istanbul travel, istanbul accommodation, turkey hotels, istanbul historic hotels, istanbul budget hotels, istanbul lodging, istanbul online reservation, istanbul discount hotels, istanbul hotels, turkey istanbul hotels, HOTELS ISTANBUL, turkey hotels, estambul hotels, istambul hotels, istanbul obelisk hotel, istanbul best hotels, obelisk hotel, sultanahmet obelisk hotel, obelisk hotel, istanbul museums, istambul museums, estanbul museums, estambul museums, topkapi palace, istanbul palaces, Turkey, Turquie, Turkei, Turkie, Turchia, Turkiye, http://www.hippodromehotel.com
Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No.17/19 Sultanahmet Istanbul 34400 Turkey
Tel: +90-212-517-71-** Fax: +90-212-517-68-** E-mail: info@obeliskhotel.com


Travel and Other Links Pages ASK FOR OUR SEASONAL PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNTED RATES! Istanbul Weather
FREE PICK UP SERVICE FROM AIRPORT
free airport pick up
ONE WAY FOR ALL INTERNET BOOKINGS