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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 5 days ago via mobile

A fantastic castle in Istanbul, steeped in history. The views, from all perspectives, are simply amazing. This is an excellent place to visit with family and friends. We will return.

Thank Nomadic S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The kedi here were plentiful, beautiful, and, above all, incredibly friendly and cuddly. Also, baby kedi. The fortress was nice too.

Thank AwesomePawesome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What makes this place special is the amazing location , and the history behind the fortress . The fortress was built in 3-4 months only !!! By Muhammed Al Fateh , he even shared his soldiers building the fortress to share them up . The...More

Thank omarcsmu o
Reviewed 21 June 2018 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 18 June 2018 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 11 June 2018 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

4  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
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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!