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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

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.

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

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

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  • Antik Leterna Cafe and restaurant

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  • Rumelihisari Address: Rumeli Hisarı, 34470 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey, Istanbul
  • Rumelihisari Contact Number: +90-2122635305
  • Rumelihisari Timing: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Rumelihisari Price: 10 TRY
  • Best time to visit Rumelihisari(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Rumelihisari: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 24.71% of people who visit Istanbul include Rumelihisari in their plan

  • 47.74% of people start their Rumelihisari visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Rumelihisari

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

94.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rumelihisari

People normally club together Dolmabahce Palace 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
  • You can take a bus straight up the coast to visit this castle for a lovely day trip to escape the city hustle & bustle of Istanbul. Entry to the "museum" only costs 15 TL per person and is definitely worth it for the views of the Bosphorus. Fantastic views and exploring a castle is always fun on a vacation. Highly recommended. 👍🏻

  • Beautiful fortress by the Bosphorous. Nice place to just chill and get away from the crowd because not many tourists come here. The promenade along the main road is clean and very good, and nice to sit and watch the ships pass by. There are plenty of nice restaurants along the main road and you can eat while looking at the ships.

  • Awesome fortress, a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the view. You must have a physical condition to visit the entire fortress. You can eat good & tasty food at the restaurants from the base of the fortress (near main road).

  • Really amazing place and a definite must see if you're visiting Istanbul. An amazing fortress with an incredible history behind it. Make sure you got your hiking shoes on or something comfortable and sturdy as alot of walking on uneven surfaces and climbing up awkward steps is involved, also make sure you have a bottle of water too.

  • Great place to visit. You can easily reach destination by local transport. Inside this old fortess you can have a nice walk or make a little picnic because there a beautiful atmosphere and amazing view on Bosphorus! Price for ticket is cheap, if you have Istanbul Museum card enter is free!

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