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Rumeli Fortress (Rumeli Hisari)

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ImageIn preparation for the seventh and final Ottoman siege of the Byzantine city, Mehmet the conquerer, built this fortress across from the Anatolia Fortress. The building of this fortress took four months. Black Sea traffic in and out of the city was cut off because of the presence of this fortress. Eventually though, the Ottoman army was able to gain entrance into the city by carrying the Turkish galleons over land by a sled and pulley system and dropping them into the Golden Horn behind the city's defenses.


Timings: Tues-Sun 9.00-17.00
Location: Tarabya Yeniköy Cad. north of Sariyer
Admission: 4 YTL 

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