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Rumeli Fortress, Istanbul

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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Explore the ramparts of Rumeli Fortress, which the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built in the 15th century before he conquered Constantinople. The complex features three main towers named after Mehmed II's viziers, one small tower, and 13 small watchtowers on the walls connecting the towers. The cylindrical main north tower stands 28 m (92 ft) high with nine storeys. Look for a water fountain and the remains of the minaret of a small mosque, which used to serve the garrison. Today the fortress houses a museum and an open-air theater. The ramparts atop the walls provide panoramic views of the Bosporus and the "second" bridge. Be aware that picnicking and smoking are prohibited here. Plan to see Rumeli Fortress and other attractions that appeal to you using our Istanbul online holiday planner.
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  • It is not my first visit to Istanbul but i regretted that this site wasn’t visited before We didn’t see that much as a part was under restoration But it is very nice site - try to get the ferry to... 
    It is not my first visit to Istanbul but i regretted that this site wasn’t visited before We didn’t see that much as a part was under restoration But it is very nice site - try to get the ferry to...  more »
  • Regretfully, there was not much to see at the time of our visit because most of it was closed for renovation. The weather was nice, we walked around a little bit there was not much we could see... 
    Regretfully, there was not much to see at the time of our visit because most of it was closed for renovation. The weather was nice, we walked around a little bit there was not much we could see...  more »
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  • First time I have been there and I loved it, castle was restoration, after restoration I will visit once again, cute, nice and historical small streets, green area, sea view relaxed me too much, I had ate fish in Gümüş Yalı and drunk tea in the cafe, and came back to Üsküdar with boat. I highly recommend it.
  • It’s in restoration so not possible to visit. And in this corner only thing I found is a park with a beautiful old mansion which we can visite. And lot of rich mens houses along the Bosphore

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