In the first place, Hippodromes were used for both horse and chariot races during the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, in time Ottomans have used the place for the same purposes that the Hippodrome keep its value for centuries, even today. Because it is the heart of the city in other words all the unique and significant palaces, obelisks and religious buildings take place around the area. Today Hippodrome is one of the most visited places in İstanbul and full of foreign visitors from all around the world.
While walking along the Hippodrome the monuments; Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, Walled Obelisk, The German Fountain, Blue Mosque, İbrahim Paşa Palace, Hagia Sophia Mosque, and Topkapı Palace plus Basilica Cistern and Binbirdirek Cistern can be seen. It won’t take long to reach one of the doors of the Grand Bazaar and Museum Of Turkish And Islamic Arts, Rüstem Pasha Medrese and Büyük Valide Han (has one of the best İtanbul View). Hippodrome is an alive site that is full of historical and architectural masterpieces, shops, restaurants, and throughout the history emperors, civilizations who were living in have changed, only one thing is constant that people always find culture, history, fun and amazing, real stories here.