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This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to protect the narrow waterway from advancing ships.
Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 263 53 05
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view over the Bosphorus! You can visit 2 of the towers. Be prepared with comfy shoes. The price is 10 turkish lira. The area around is very nice. It does take a long time to visit.

Thank Iasmina0201
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic view of the fortress by water. This wall and fortress was built before the siege of Constantinople in the mid fifteenth century

Thank George818
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very historic and important part of Turkish history. Great views of the Bosphorus. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to get out of the old city for a bit.

Thank Miklos V
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Rumelli fortress and its walls were built before the seige of constantinople in mid fifteenth century.Coming from ataturk airport towards the old istanbul city the fortress walls are clearly visible on the left and the beautiful bosphorus strait on the right.

Thank Shehla2017
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Stunning view of Bosphorus with many vessels passing by. Although it is forbidden to climb the towers, it is still worthy to explore the park. Sitting down in a bench, enjoying the panoramic view with warm sun shines, accompanied by friendly cats: lovely. Walked back...More

3  Thank Lanni_12
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This fortress was built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror as part of his strategy to conquer Constantinople. It's located at the point where the Bosphorus Strait is at its narrowest and was a very important post to control the access to the Sea of Marmara...More

2  Thank Nelson A
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Lovely view of the bridge on a lovely day from the benches on the top. I walked along the waterfront where there are many restaurants and fishermen, and then headed up where entrance was included in the museum pass. It was nice on a relaxing...More

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

One of the must dos on weekends for local people, especially in good weather. you can have breakfast in one of the places near bosphorus and then take a walk.

Thank Guzin K
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It is very amazing place to visit in Bebek district. entrance fees is 10 lira. Unfortunately that not every think is open right now, but although it is very interesting place. it is need 1 to 3 hours to have a look and take a...More

Thank Hamza_ayash
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It's a fortress built at a place where Bosphorus strait being the narrowest, after Constantinopole was taken over by Ottomans. Remain Structures are inaccessible, only garden inside can accommodate visitors. Not easy to came here (we took long bus journey).

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Csaba C
31 March 2017|
Response from Raymond W | Reviewed this property |
It costs 10tl. It's open everyday except Monday.
11 August 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!