Rumkale, Gaziantep

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  • Address: Merkez Kasaba Village | Yavuzeli, Gaziantep,Turkey
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +90-3422305969
  • Ticket Price: 10 TRY
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Mosque, Cave, River, Castle, Historical Site, Dine In, Restaurant, Family And Kids, Boating, Fort
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About Rumkale, Gaziantep

RumKale is a fortress on the river Euphrates. It means- Roman Castle. In its past it has been a home to Armenian and Byzentine warlords. It has also housed the supreme head of the Armenian Church. This fortress had been captured by the Egyptians towards the end of the thirteenth century. Surrounded by water, this huge structure is accessible only by boats. Highlights include:

  • The boat ride
  • The mosque and its minaret
  • The famous Fresh fish meal and olive salad available at the riverside restaurants
  • Hidden caves

Rumkale Information

  • Avoid going if the weather is foggy.
  • Due to the building of a dam, the place has been flooded and inaccessible for some time. Call the tourism office and confirm if the place is open for public.

How To reach Rumkale by Public Transport

  • Hourly boat rides from the Gaziantep coast.

Restaurants Near Rumkale

  • Metanet Lokantasi
  • Ercelebi Komurde Kaday If
  • Katmerci Zekeriya Usta

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