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Rumeli Fortress, Istanbul

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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. By using our Istanbul vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Rumeli Fortress and other attractions in Istanbul.
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  • Roymeli To Hisar (Constantinople. Rumeli Hisar) or Rumeli fortress, built in 1452 by Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed II the Conqueror, and is located at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus on the European side of Istanbul. Enjoy the views while on a cruise on the Bosphorus.
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  • Fatih Sultan Mehmet, a strategist with full brother. After the conquest in order to secure the Bosphorus built by Lightning facing the Anatolian Hisarinin Beyazıtın so is the narrowest Rumeli Hisarini moving ... His throat is too imposing, too, while the ship was in too ... Views of the Bosphorus from here is very beautiful. Acting in close concert, issuing of works opposed to making the activities should not occur anymore I find positive to concerts.
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  • 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  more »