Rumelihisari, Istanbul

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  • Address: Rumeli Hisarı, 34470 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey, Istanbul
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +90-2122635305
  • Ticket Price: 10 TRY
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort
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About Rumelihisari, Istanbul

Built about the 1490’s, this place has been used as fortress, a prison, a customs checkpoint and a monastary. It’s high position allows a view of the whole city. It has an open air theatre inside where they conduct dance, music, theatre performances, all to make you aware about the old Turkish culture. In summers many of these shows are performed in large auditorium. There is also small mosque inside the fort. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Istanbul itinerary 2 days.

Rumelihisari Information

  • Don't bring a picnic or snack, as no food is allowed in the fortress (only water).

How To reach Rumelihisari by Public Transport

  • You can take Bus 25E (Kabatas—Sariyer) to reach the fortress. Get out at the Rumeli Hisari stop.

Restaurants Near Rumelihisari

  • Kale Tea House
  • Antik Leterna Cafe and restaurant

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Things to Know Before Visiting Rumelihisari

  • 32.37% of people who visit Istanbul include Rumelihisari in their plan

  • 44.64% of people start their Rumelihisari visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Rumelihisari

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

93.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rumelihisari

People normally club together Emirgan Park and Solar Beach while planning their visit to Rumelihisari.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Rumelihisari, Istanbul Reviews

  • Rumeli Hisari is an Ottoman fortress on the European side of the Bosphorus in the Istanbul district of Sarıyer, opposite the Anadolu Hisarı, which houses a museum. Concerts of famous Turkish musicians are held there every summer. In 1953, the fortress was restored, on the occasion of the 500-year celebration of the taking of Istanbul. Since then the castle has been used as a museum

  • The Fortress of Rumeli Hisarı, located on the European shore of the Bosphorus and in the northernmost district of Istanbul, is a striking monument. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors to this great city follow the long-established tradition of taking a Bosphorus cruise and see the impressive castle from afar. Few of them realise that the building played a role in the Siege and Fall of Constantinople in 1453 and that its very shape and details exemplify the historical developments that led to this world-changing event, the end of the Byzantine Empire after over a thousand years and the establishment of the Ottoman Empire as a major player for five centuries.

  • Very Beautiful fortress, if you like history definitely visit this! Not so expensive enterie fee

  • Towers we're closed, and the fortress is not very big. But everything is in very good condition. A peaceful place to walk around

  • If you live castles with high winding stairs. You'll love this Fortress. The views of the Bosphorus are awe-inspiring. Unfortunately most of the winding staircases and ramparts are closed due to Health and Safety. I hope they put fences up before my next visit.

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