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This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to protect the narrow waterway from advancing ships.
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Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 263 53 05
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am not sure how many people take effort to visit this place. Far from the downtown, Rumeli Hissari Fortress is a must visit place. With a piece of Ottoman history that shows their valor and passion. Build in record time with least number of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captivating old fortress built during the Byzantine era at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus river so that traffic could be controlled and the city could be cut off. Seen on a Bosphorus cruise it stands out for quite some time and is amazing to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fortress located near the 2nd Bosporus bridge. Very romantic place, how I found it. Calm and nice view to Bosphor

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kashkin
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Entrance fee is 15TL, quite valuable for such a wonderful Ottoman fortress. Easily reach there by the bus or metro.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank xjr_848
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This stronghold is spectacular and should not stand last on your list for your next trip to Istanbul. I really enjoyed climbing up to its ramparts, down to the dungeon, over to the amphitheatre. A lot of cats might be your companions. There were not...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Departure811861
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Had a visit to the rumeli fortress while on a full day Bosphorus river cruise I wish this fortress was better kept Unfortunately this place has not been kept up very well Could do a much better job taking Care of this facility and much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Rumeli Fortress is best viewed from a cruise along the Bosphorus where you can appreciate the scale and strategic location to guard this strategic waterway.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank FaizalP61
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Built in just 4 months by Sultan Mehmet Fatih with the aim of blockading the Bosphorus, the castle played a pivotal role in the fall of Constantinople. Entrance included in the Museum card but is best viewed from the sea as there is not much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank sonsonator
Reviewed September 29, 2018

My husband and I visited here a few weeks ago during our stay in Istanbul. We really enjoyed the surrounding area and views of the Bosphorus. However, we were pretty disappointed in Rumelihisari. There was very little to see once you enter - not much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rita S
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Rumeli fortress is on the Istanbul museum pass. A little bit out of the way (compared to most of the other attractions). However, the Rumeli fortress has an enviable position on the waters edge and offers stunning views up and down the coast. A thoroughly...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Csaba C
March 31, 2017|
Response from camsean | Reviewed this property |
It costs 10tl. It's open everyday except Monday.
August 10, 2016|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
All of the other answers are spot on. You can use a Taxi but be prepared to spend some serious money!