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Rumeli Fortress

Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
(0212) 263 5305
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Ranked #25 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to protect the narrow waterway from advancing ships.
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Michigan City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Nice area and off the beaten path. Worth going to if you're into castles and historical locations!!!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Rumeli hisari (Roman fortress) was built in 1452 in order to defend Konstantinopol from Osmans. It is erected in the most narrow part of Bosphorus with another foretress - Anadolu hisari (Anatolian fortress) - located just opposite in order to fight the enemy from both sides. In reality the osmans managed to conquer it already in 1453. Nowadays, it is... More 

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Split, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I like position and thats all..seams like nobody cares about it looke like some poor and lonley place

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Somers, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I am aboslutely obssesed with this castle. During the summer of 2014 they allowed people to climb all over the walls, but as of my last visit in November 2014 they had closed off the walls. I am not sure if this is because they decided the walls are too dangerous or if they just close them off every winter.... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

First of all, you cannot climb the walls or ramparts. Lots of older reviews recommend doing this for the great views but this is no longer possible. Security remind you of this on the way in and there are patrolling guards to make sure you aren't crossing the barriers. That aside, I enjoyed my visit here. It was a rainy... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This fort is one of the witnesses on Islamic Force in the past. It is really a great place with a great view on Bosphour and Istanbul asian side

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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Difficult to figure out how to get there withou taking a tour. . This is our fourth trip to Istanbul. It's always on my list but thus far have only seen from the water.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Very well preserved fortress, and has such great historical value (built by Mehmet in 1452 to capture Constantinople). Has great view of the Bosphorus, and you can see remains of Anadoluhisari on the Asian side. It's off the tourist path, so you won't have too many tourists around.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Climbing the steps to the highest points of this fortress complex provides great views over the Bosphorus. You can still get good views only going half way up and there are a number of benches where you can take a rest. Unfortunately, none of the towers are accessible, so keep that in mind as you make your way up. This... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It is a situated on the Bosphorus side. Not really big classical fortress. Usually is lonely, so you can look it in calm without crowd of tourists.

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