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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Deir el Qamar, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

One of the best attractions in Istanbul..my family and I enjoyed our trip to it very much..great place for photography too.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Did this old fortified area with the help of a local taxi driver who showed us a lot of Istanbul for a very reasonable price, also took us over the new bridge joining Asia and Europe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited the Rumeli Fortress as part of a northern day trip from Istanbul to take in many of the sights. Unfortunately, at various stages of the day it rained. As a consequence a number of the open walking areas were closed due to the 'fall" risk and there was very little left to see. Of the remaining areas they... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have seen most of the sites in Istanbul, and I asked some Turkish friends where to go this last day. They pointed the way to this jewel. It doesn't seem like tourists know much about it, because almost all the other people there were Turkish. This is a military fort, with thick walls and plenty of old cannon and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Rumeli Hisari, also known as the "Fortress of Europe" is not only historic and interesting, but it is one of the best picture taking settings in Istanbul. Sitting on the European side, almost in the shadow of the second Bosphorus bridge, this 13th century fortress can be visited in less than an hour but will provide a dramatic background to... More 

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

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