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Sultan Mehmed II's guys built this huge place in only 4 months in 1452 to control the Bosphorus, then they conquered Constantinople in 1453. This fortress has a commanding and gorgeous view of the Bosphorus. There are a ton of stairs, and many of them...More
Was built only in 4 months by Mehmet the Conqueror preparation for the final attack on Constantinople (modern Istanbul), which led to the downfall of the Byzantine Empire. A must see if you into history.The fort is open to the public as a museum everyday,...More
The day we wanted to visit this place it was closed. So we decided to take a hop-on-hop-off trip with a boat on the Bosphorus. So we kind of saw how it looked like and took some amazing pictures. Such a shame we didn't have...More
There are sites that are more visually or architecturally stunning than Rumeli Hisar. However, the fact that Sultan Mehmed had this fortress built in 4 and 1/2 months--incredible even by modern day standards. It was key to conquering Constantinople and establishing the foundation of the...More