Rumeli Fortess Castle Istanbul
Rumeli FortressThe castle was been built on a slope with one of the large towers, the Halil Pasa, close to the shoreline and the other two built up on the hillside. Set inside the strong walls were a further 13 smaller towers that enclosed an area of over 31,000 square metres. It has had many different names over the years that include Kulle-i Cedide (New Castle), Yenice Hisarı (Quite New Castle) and Bogazkesen Kalesi (Bosphorus Dividing Castle).
The FountainThere is a 15th century fountain set inside the sea-facing wall and is only one of two to have survived in the city.
Visiting the CastleIt is possible to walk along some sections of the walls although there are no safety rails anywhere and the castle is not open to the public on Wednesdays.
Rumeli Fortress Castle is located in Sariyer .
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