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Rumeli Fortress

Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 263 5305
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This three-towered fortress was built in 1452 on the Bosphorus to protect the narrow waterway from advancing ships.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Tarabya Yenikoy Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 263 5305
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Seems very quiet, with boarded up tourist booths. Covered by the museum pass. The interior is a little overgrown but looks quite striking against the walls and towers (which they constantly remind you not to climb or go inside). You will get great views over...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Looked most fascinating when we passed by it on a Bosphorus Boat Trip. Should go and visit it inside when we next go to Istanbul

Thank globfin
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This fortress is included on the Istanbul Museum Pass, so we traipsed out to this far-flung part of Istanbul to see it. Overall, it turned out to be a worthwhile day trip though you are unfortunately limited to the garden inside the fortress now and...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Excellent monument on the Bosporus ,built 600 years ago ,fine restaurants nearby and usually favoured as an anchor point

Thank iskender1142
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We spent a great afternoon walking around this old fortress - though the battlements and bastions are closed to the public. The views from the highest accessible points looking out to the Bosphorus are spectacular. Once inside, you truly get a sense of the scale...More

2  Thank kjpdavid
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This place could do much better with some investment, when you consider, that this fortress is already remote and difficult to access for tourists. There was no indoor-museum to display artifacts. The signs were very infrequent and not very informative. So it was a bit...More

Thank PaKn
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We found the site just the right size to spend an interesting afternoon. The sunshine helps of course and I dare say we wouldn't have spent so much time there had it not been a sunny day. The views are outstanding. I did need my...More

Thank EJCBodrum
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Situated just south of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Rumeli Fortress stands on the European side of the Bosporus. Built in 1452, one year prior to the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople, the fortress was built in less than 4 1/2 months. Despite little information available...More

1  Thank Neale O
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

You can visit the gardens but can't go up on the walls due to renovations. According to the security guy, it could take years. Nice from the outside but if you're coming to climb the walls (like I was), best to give it a pass.

1  Thank TimInKorea
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great place to go and see and imagine everything that took place there but this is where it ends as you pay to just walk around the outside of the ruins for 20 minutes. We would have appreciated more information about everything, some toilets and...More

Thank CarolineHogg
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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!