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Rumeli Fortress, Istanbul

4.5
#7 of 101 in Museums in Istanbul
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 .
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  • The towers were closed, but we had the chance to stroll through the square of the Citadel and see the unique view of the Bosphorus Strait. Go higher for beautiful photos...
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  • A very large castle with several tall towers. By visiting this castle you will travel to the heart of history. Its towers are very scenic. From the top of the castle is a beautiful view of Istanbul an...  more »
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  • 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 🇹🇷♥️
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