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Rumeli Fortress

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Yahya Kemal Caddesi, (Rumeli Hisari), Istanbul


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Rumeli Fortress, Istanbul, Turkey : Reviews of Rumeli Fortress - Yahoo! Travel
The Rumeli Fortress is the most imposing sight on the Bosphorus straights, dating back to the 15th century. With the ramparts and walls still in excellent condition ...

rumeli hisari- Istanbul, Turkey - VirtualTourist.com
The construction of the fortress of Rumelihisari in 1452, on the European side of the Bosphorus and at the strait's narrowest point, would become a sort of prequel for the siege of Constantinople the following year. Sultan Mehmet II, seeking a strategy to overtake the well-fortified capital of the B...

Rumeli Hisari - Istanbul Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
Duatepe Park is the last stop on the Rumeli Hisar Ustu bus route, and boasts stunning views over the Bosphorus and the 2nd Europe-Asia bridge. However, stunning views can be had in many places in Istanbul, so it is not really worth making a special trip out here...unless you do so on a Saturday. Sat...

Rumeli Fortress
Historical documents show that the site was vacant except for the remains of two cisterns and that Byzantine ruins in the vicinity were used to supply stone for the construction. The fortress lost its strategic importance after the fall of Constantinople in 1453 when a second pair of fortresses was ...

Information on Rumeli Fortress, Istanbul - Istanbul travel information guide
Built in 1452 by Sultan Mehmet II prior to the conquest of Istanbul, his aim was to block any possible sea support which might have come from the Black Sea to assist the flailing Byzantines. Therefore, it was to be situated on the narrowest point of the Bosphorus strait, facing another smaller fortr...

Rumeli Fortress / Castles / Archaeology / About Turkey - DiscoverTurkey.tv
The fortification has one small tower, three main towers, and thirteen small watchtowers placed on the walls connecting the main towers. One watchtower is in the form of a quadratic prism, six watchtowers are prism with multiple corners and six are cylindrical. The main tower in the north, the Saruc...

Rumeli Hisari, Istanbul Turkey
or European Fortress, was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to his capture of Istanbul. Completed in only four months, it is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture in the world...

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