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Rumeli Fortress

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Address: Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
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Description: This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to protect...
This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to protect the narrow waterway from advancing ships.
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nice view if looking from the cruise trip with magnificent architecture and strong fortress to face the enemy

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

nice view if looking from the cruise trip with magnificent architecture and strong fortress to face the enemy

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Novi Pazar, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Access to the towers is not allowed (for safety) but the view from avaliable part is very nice too. You can sit on one of the benches, read some book and enjoy the peace and beautiful view of the Bosphorus away from the tourists and crowds. Entrance is 10tl. Use tram to Kabatas and then get a bus 25E from... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a little off the main tourist track, but it is definitely worth the visit. A beautiful example of old architecture in beautiful surroundings and the views across the straits from the top are wonderful. It's never particularly busy so it's easy to relax and enjoy! If You take a walk along the corniche you can finish off the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The trip was amazing. The cruise was along the waters of the beautiful Bosphorus Strait which is the famous stretch of water separating the Europian and Asian continents. Visited Rumeli Fortress, this is beautiful with fabulous views.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

the most important about Rumeli Fortress to know the history of it to enjoy the place not recommended for family with little kids

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The fortress is now included in the Museum Pass, so we gave it a try. It does offer splendid views of the Bosphorus, it wasn't crowded and it's nice to see some history, it's quite an impressive site. It's also very nice to look at from a boat tour on the Bosphorus. But here are some things to consider if... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a wonderful hidden jewel this is. Just by reading its story about how it was built, when it was built and why, you'd just fall in love with this place. Standing still since 1452 and I must say well done Turkey for taking care of it. The garden, the towers, the cannons, the cannon balls, the bosphorus view, the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a stunning fortress 4 miles outside Istanbul . It commands a lovely view over the Sea to the Asian side . It is beautifully preserved although you can only visit the outside courtyard but can see one of the towers , the amphitheater , and the curtain walls . The entrance is only 10 lire - when you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good place for relaxing and enjoying the view of bisphor from aboveo The enteramce fee is 10 tl And it's closed in windy weather

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Huntington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Amazing view from the top. Serene, romantic and not very crowded, at least while I was visiting. Easily one of my favorite stops in Istanbul -- and cheap, too!

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