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Kamondo Stairs

4.4/5
5 Reviews
Address: Merkez Mah. | Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

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The staircaise was built in 1860 for the Abraham Solomon de Kamondo who was a Jewish Ottoman Banker .These staircaise have a hexagonal shape and they are a special example of baroque and art nouveau styles.You can climb the Kamondo Stairs to reach Sankt Georg Austrian High School and Galata Tower.

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  • Ginges_revenge
    Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Queensland
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    Hard to find and run down

    When looking at where these stairs are, some sites say this is on the Asian side. It is in Karakoy near the Tunnel tram/rail. It is a little hard to find and when found, I thought it looked run down...

    Reviewed on /Date(1599349479000+0800)/
  • atulya_sinha
    atulya_sinha
    Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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    ICONIC STAIRCASE

    The iconic Camondo (or Kamondo) staircase was built in the late 19th century - sponsored by the Jewish Camondo family, who were leading bankers during the Ottoman period. It provides a convenient rou...

    Reviewed on /Date(1573436007000+0800)/
  • tommyb079
    tommyb079
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    Turkish Selaron

    Ok, maybe less artistic than Rio’s famed staircase but architecturally more beautiful. A wealthy banker from yesteryear funded the project for family benefits but today there’s an existential purpose ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572481919000+0800)/
  • MarkC8888
    MarkC8888
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    They are stairs, where do they go?

    They go up toward the galata tower. Sweet convoluted stairs that ascend one ancient block. 40 or so steps. Reminds me of the spanish steps in some way, but much smaller and more intimate, and way less...

    Reviewed on /Date(1570774628000+0800)/
  • jmeem42016
    jmeem42016
    Sydney, New South Wales
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    Built for a forgotten purpose

    I write this review because I'm the old guy in one of the photos TripAdvisor chose for this place. The forgotten purpose was that the stairs were built by a wealthy Jewish banker to save his grandchi...

    Reviewed on /Date(1564974273000+0800)/

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