Find it

The Great Palace

Atmeydanı Cd 17-31, Sultan Ahmet Mh., 34122 Istanbul, Turkey

The Hippodrome is bordered to the south by Istanbul’s great ‘missing’ monument, Constantine’s Great Palace. This was not so much one grand building as a sprawling complex of kiosks that covered the slope all the way down to the Sea of Marmara. The palace was all but destroyed by the Fourth Crusade of 1204, and was never rebuilt. What the Latins could not haul back to Venice disappeared over the years as spolia, or building material for other monuments.

More Reading
Buy the latest issue
Or, browse the back issues here
Issue 60, January 2020 Istanbul: The Ultimate Museum Guide
£ 12.00

Cornucopia Digital Subscription

The Digital Edition

Cornucopia has joined forces with the digital publishing platform Exact Editions to offer individual and institutional subscribers unlimited access to a searchable archive of fascinating back issues and every newly published issue. This brand new resource is available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and offers a comprehensive search function, allowing the title’s cultural content to be delved into at the touch of a button.

Digital Subscription: £18.99 / $18.99 (1 year)

Subscribe now

Print subscribers automatically receive FREE access to the digital archive. If you are already a subscriber, please register at with your subscriber account number or contact