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Rumeli Fortress

Address: Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: (0212) 263 5305
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Ranked #39 of 1,262 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to...
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Type: Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The fortress ruins which have been renovated are good, but small in general compared with other historical places. As previous persons have said 10TL is a bit expensive but understandable. To completely understand this historical place , you need a guide to explain its history, then and only then you can soak up the atmosphere and historical experience of what... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The admission fee was 10TL. For me it was quite expensive. The fortress was beautiful and there was peaceful atmosphere surrounding it. However it wasn't well managed. We can see the Bosphorus Straits clearly and there was another fortress at the opposite side of the straits. We spend a good time there enjoying the scenery and climbing the fortress stairs.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is very historical, and very nice sightseeing. If you dare to climb top of the fortress, you will have an amazing view. Enterance costs very little. Only problem is the transportation. It is not in the center but in very nice place to sit at a cafe after the visit. Must see in sunny day

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Visited during May last year and loved this place! Granted, there is some climbing to do here, but it's totally worth it. The views are amazing! and there was just something special about this place. Now that I'm considering going back to Istanbul, I would definitely love to visit again.

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

Incredible place.I have been rumeli fortness for concert.It's near to Bosphorus.When you climb top of the fortness you will see everything about Istanbul.You can see kanlıca,kandilli,Fatih sultan mehmet bridge also bosphorus bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Built by Fatih prior to conquering the city, Rumeli Hisar is a wonderfully well preserved castle open to walk around and explore and also as a venue for concerts during the summer. Great views from the towers, but traffic can be a problem, especially during summer weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Although it's somewhat out of the way, there is a bus which runs from the city centre. If you can afford the time to get out of the centre, it's well worth it - Rumeli Fortress is a gem. There are fantastic views of the Bosphorous and the 'second' bridge, and there are practically no restrictions on where you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nice views from the fortress, which is surounded by very nice area, just next to the sea. The bad thing is that the most exciting views are available from forbidden areas, you are not allowed to climb the walls at all, only some inside stairs are available, but non close enough that you could literally look from the top of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I took my family on a cruise of the Bosporus Straits during our recent trip to Istanbul. The Rumeli Fortress stands as a massive guardian of the Bosporus Straits. Located at the most narrow point of the straits (660 meters), the Fortress was built in 1452 by Sultan Mehmed II. Rumeli was built in just four months by the Ottomans... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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

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