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Rumeli Fortress

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Address: Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: (0212) 263 5305
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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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Mesmerizing Hidden Jewel

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

As its not a popular attraction most of the time its so silent and empty... Beautiful spot to admire Bosphorus, loaded with history. However, they have construction inside (its not restoration its rebuilding!!!!) but it doesn't ruin the whole experience. What ruins it and I hope they fix it soon, as someone fell while climbing the stairs now they don't... More 

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Deir el Qamar, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

so beautiful but you must climb to the top to admire the beauty of the bosfore . the ticket is about 5 dollars as i remember. :)

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istanbul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

the fortress is at the narrowest point of the bosphorus in a very beautiful setting..you will be just 650 metres from asia , which is the narrowest point between any 2 continents in the world...sensational...a must to visit...just be careful while going on top of the castle...

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Although it is hard to reach, but worth all the effort exerted. The best way to reach Rumeli is to go to Kabatash Tram station, and from there you can take the bus. Bus ticket is 2.5 TL only. From Kabatash to Rumeli about 15 minutes. A wonderful historical place by all means. Some of its parts are still under... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We got there via 2 metro trips, and LOTS of walking downhill (be careful to take the right turns. Going back on foot is only for the athletes). The fortress is situated right on the shoreline, where you can enjoy the Bosphorus while sitting on a bench, or right on the sidewalk with the feet nearly touching the water. The... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Go there for an excellent Turkish Breakfast.And later,you can enjoy the rom the top of Rumeli Fortress's view that you won't see anywhere else.There is no special museum in the fortress and it is not renovated. Then you can walk to Bebek which is a very good road.In Bebek have a coffee (Starbucks and Nero have really good sea view)... More 

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Address: Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: (0212) 263 5305
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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