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Rumeli Fortress

Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
(0212) 263 5305
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Ranked #13 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums, Historic Sites
Description: This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to protect the narrow waterway from advancing ships.
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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

wow this is an amazingly huge place, but be careful as the stairs are narrow and no barriers. We got on a tram then the number 25A bus getting off near the 3rd bridge, entry is 10 lira or can use museum card for free entry. the view from the walls, if game enough to climb stairs, are breath taking.... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The view from the top is uncomparable!..but if you have acrophobia you should be careful. Staircases to the top are quite narrow and the wind is strong. Still, defenitly worth a visit!

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İstanbul
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It is very big and beautiful place. According to me,everybody must see this place and going is very easy by bus. View is incredible and you may see Bosphorus.

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Bucharest, Romania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is one of the two twin fortresses that were user to protect Istanbul from the Asian and European parts of the Bosphorus. Rumeli Hisari is the one on the European side. You can see a beautiful and historical construction and you can also admire amazing views of the Bosphorus.

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Arlington, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love Rumeli's Fortress and have been there five times!! I've led groups of students on four of these visits, and students love climbing on the walls throughout the fortress. Let your inner child take over as you climb steep stairs to get to the top of ancient walls. But beware if you're afraid of heights, there are no guardrails... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a great place to explore. If you have the nerve to climb the stairs (no rails), the views are spectacular. It can get very hot, so stay hydrated.

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Moscow
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Generally, I respect attractions, which you can not only watch but also to touch, so to speak. Especially if this landmark fortress or castle, and you can climb on them (almost) without any restrictions. Rumeli Hisarı belongs to this class, no doubt. Cheap ticket (only TL10), a small number of people (if you visit in the morning), and almost complete... More

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Bishkek
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Many of the boat tours pass by the fortress but take the time to get out there. Take the Red Tram all the way to the end at Kabatac. Here you have a choice (taxi 40L or bus). We took the taxi first and on the way back grabbed a bus. Stop at the small cafe at the entrance and... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

view is perfect.. you can take a photo on the top.. feel like a bird.. bosphorus is really magical, is like dream

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Denver
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We only saw the Fortress from the water.we were on a Bos Cruise when I turned and saw the Fortress right in front of me.....its so big on the side of a big hill.........beautiful !!

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