Rumelihisari, Istanbul

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Rumelihisari, Istanbul - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Rumeli Hisarı, 34470 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey

Phone: +90-2122635305

Ticket Price: 10 TRY

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

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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.

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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  • Quite a distance to travel, depending on where your staying in Istanbul, is it worth a visit? I think so, the views of the phosphorous and other land marks are stunning. Unfortunately the main attractions of the forte, were closed for restoration so we didn't get to climb the walls or any other part of the forte, which was a real shame.

  • 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.

  • Surların dibinde park tarzı bir alan yapılmış ama bakım ve düzenlemeden yoksun. Rumeli Hisari (Rumeli Castle) is one of the Castles built by Ottomans for preparations to conquer Istanbul in 15th century. It looks stunning from the Bosphorus line. The other side of bosphorus hosts the other castle as Anadolu hisari (Anatolian Castle) These structures were built to control ships and military traffic on bosphorus in time. Castle is still in good condition but surrounding park is in poor conditions.

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  • Based on my personnel experience... i think it's the most beautiful attraction to be seen in all istanbul

  • Almost all parts (upstairs to view Bosphorus, Towers) was closed for visitors. Supposedly for restoration, but dis not see any construction. Just barricades to prevent access. Was not warned by ticket office about this. Felt cheated. Else are not much to see.

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