Rumeli Fortress

Local nameRumeli Hisarı
LocationIstanbul, Turkey

Located on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus, this fort used to control this strait. It was built in 15th century in order to help Sultan Mehmed II with the planned conquest of Constantinople. Today, it is a museum and an open-air event venue used for many cultural events and music performances.

Tags FortCastleMuseum
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Opening hours

Thu - Tue: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


General admission: 10 TL

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +90 212 263 3822

Address Rumeli Hisarı Mh. 34470 Istanbul, Turkey

Coordinates 41°5'4.911" N 29°3'21.588" E

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