Built in the 15th century along the narrowest point of the Bosphorus on the European side and aligned with Anadolu Hisarı on the opposite shore, the Rumeli Hisarı fortress was intended to control the passage of ships through the Bosphorus. In the 17th century, it was converted into a prison that held many foreign prisoners of war. Visitors can explore the fortress’s many towers and enjoy a spectacular view of the Bosphorus and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge.
|Venue name:||Rumeli Hisarı Museum||Contact:|
Yahya Kemal Caddesi 42
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue, Thu-Sun 09.00-16.30|