Explore the ramparts of Rumeli Fortress, which the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built in the 15th century before he conquered Constantinople. The complex features three main towers named after Mehmed II's viziers, one small tower, and 13 small watchtowers on the walls connecting the towers. The cylindrical main north tower stands 28 m (92 ft) high with nine storeys. Look for a water fountain and the remains of the minaret of a small mosque, which used to serve the garrison. Today the fortress houses a museum and an open-air theater. The ramparts atop the walls provide panoramic views of the Bosporus and the "second" bridge. Be aware that picnicking and smoking are prohibited here. Plan to see Rumeli Fortress and other attractions that appeal to you using our Istanbul online holiday planner.
Tours to Rumeli Fortress
$109 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace
Duration: 8 hours
Rumeli Fortress reviews
This site is definitely worth visiting! Located right on the water with views of Faith Sultan Mehmet Köprüsü bridge, this fortress stands out amongst the surrounding modern architecture. We spent... more »
I visited in October during the pandemic so I did anticipate some would be closed off, it was and I still felt it was a place well Worthy of a visit. There is quiet a lot of walking involved here... more »
Stunning sights, and a very nice place to walk. Situated in a nice neighbourhood on the Bosphorus, with tons of nice restaurants and shops. Also there are quite a few ferries to take to and from the location so driving is not a must. I enjoyed a lovely evening there, and I would highly recommend this place day or night.
I Love this place , l feel that l belong to that LAND ... WALS , TREES , ROCKS, and all what you see can talk about history's greatest challenge,,, Don't miss the chance to see this place 🇹🇷♥️
Plan your trip to Istanbul
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Istanbul
Museums in Istanbul
Historic Sites in Istanbul
Shopping in Istanbul
Hidden gems in Istanbul
Nearby attractions in Istanbul
Trips to Rumeli Fortress by other users
48 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES London Paris Munich 49 days in Europe & United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Madrid Barcelona Dubrovnik 44 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Madrid Seville Barcelona 16 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM TURKEY Mimar Sinan Turbesi Suleymaniye Cami Tomb of Hurrem Sultan 10 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Istanbul 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN Istanbul Pamukkale Oludeniz