- 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
Rumelihisari - Review
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).
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
24.77% of people who visit Istanbul include Rumelihisari in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
47.74% of people start their Rumelihisari visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Rumelihisari
94.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rumelihisari
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Rumelihisari, Istanbul Reviews
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.
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.
Fantastic place, well worth a visit. Since it is further away from all the other locations of historical importance in Istanbul, many tourists give this location a miss.Those who choose to come here will not be disappointed because it feels empty and pretty much yours for the day. Please know that while you are free to walk around the gardens and walk up some of the stairs to a higher vantage point, you are not allowed inside or on top if any of the remaining towers. Still the feel of the place is amazing and you can spend some time here walking around and looking at the view.
Brief insight into the history.... no guidance, artifacts available...sort of open air museum. No access to the turrets and towers. All such structures are closed
Old beautiful castle facing Bosphorus contains some old weapons & beautiful nature. There is some cafes beside having Hokha. Nice place to be visited.