Rumeli Fortress is a work of great importance in terms of history to the Bosphorus in the Sariyer district of Istanbul. The Rumeli Fortress, the seventh sultan of the Ottoman Empire, II. It was built by Mehmed, also known as Fatih Sultan Mehmet.
Rumeli Fortress, which is a magnificent structure with its three big towers and walls. It is located opposite the Anatolian Fortress at the point where the two shores of the Bosphorus are closest. The construction of the fortress began on April 15, 1452, and was completed on August 31, 1452. The fortress is 120 meters wide and 250 meters long. It has a total of four towers and 13 towers. The fort has four main entrance gates and a small side gate. The tower also has 2 hidden gates leading to ammo and food warehouses.
It is known that it was built to cut aid from the Black Sea to the Byzantine Empire and to control the transition of ships in the Bosphorus.
In Rumeli Fortress, activities such as outdoor concerts was held. It is open to visitors as a museum. Fortress museum displays artillery shells and part of the chain that covers the Golden Horn.
There are many tea gardens and many restaurants in the fortress. It has also become a frequent destination for domestic and foreign tourists with its unique scenery and historical importance.
Entrance to Fortress Museum is at 09:00 in the morning and the museum is closed on Wednesday.
It is one of the places to see and see in Istanbul. We recommend.