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Rumeli Fortress

Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 263 5305
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This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to protect the narrow waterway from advancing ships.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 263 5305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the stranglehold that eventually throttled Constantinople in 1453, the Rumeli Hisar (castle) served as the lynch pin. Constructed on the narrowest point of the Bosphorus north of the city, it blocked Byzantine access to the Black Sea. Today, it’s an iconic monument surrounded by...More

Thank iConcierge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent the afternoon in this fortress with the kids.It was nice to just enjoy the cool brise and to contemplate the beach from up high.

Thank sayno04
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places in Istanbul to visit and live in history for a while. Built in 1453 and restored 60 years ago this is a monument that is a unique jevey on the Bosphorus.

Thank Dogan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is closed on Wednesday. The fortress has a small territory available for visitors and a mosque is built inside the amphitheater. The walls and towers are closed.

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in Istanbul from June 3oth to July 5th, Rumeli Fortress was one of the historic sites could be seen while passing the Bosphorus Strait. It was old and gigantic, as though it was used as a fortress against the enemies

Thank Majid_Darehsairi
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Another must see for those interested in history. The guide and his tales of earlier events made it a good trip

Thank reeta112011
Reviewed 13 June 2017

If you are in Istanbul, you should not miss the chance to observe the Asian and European sides so closely. The sea, the ships, the bridges... You should have your cameras with you to take beautiful photos. You can visit the Rumeli Hisari Museum to...More

Thank Salah-Hosny91
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Enereing this place I felt hey what a fort it is so big and lasted such a long time but how difficult would it be to make it in older times when there were no machines. There is a ticked which one can buy to...More

Thank blueassea
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Great fortified fortress facing Bosphour seaside. Cross the roads, few steps up and you are there. Entrance ticket is 10 lira. The lady told you see only the garden because towers are closed. Many stairs with cautious slippery signs, and as you go higher, you...More

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This citadel built by Mohammad al Fatih who conquered Istanbul at 1432.Al Fatih controlled the bosphorus by this cital and other one on the other edge of bosphurus.the Towers was close for renovations when we visited but still worth it.Beautiful views for the castle and...More

Thank Ramidaher
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Csaba C
1 April 2017|
Response from Raymond W | Reviewed this property |
It costs 10tl. It's open everyday except Monday.
11 August 2016|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
All of the other answers are spot on. You can use a Taxi but be prepared to spend some serious money!