Rumeli Fortress is located in the Sarıyer district of Bosphorus. It was constructed just opposite the Anatolian Fortress on the Anatolian side to prevent attacks from north of the Bosporus before the conquest of Istanbul. This is the narrowest point of the Bospgorus. Rumeli Hisarı Concerts has been held for many years.
Who built Rumeli Fortress?
It was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet. In addition, Fatih Sultan Mehmet himself took part in the construction of the fortress. The construction of the fortress started on April 15, 1452 and finished 31 August, 1452. It means that Rumeli Fortress was completed in a short period of only 4 and a half months.
Why was the Rumeli Fortress built?
Rumeli Hisashi, the most important stage of Istanbul’s conquest preparations, was built just opposite the Anatolian Fortress located in Anatolia near the north of the Bosporus in order to prevent attacks.
How to get to Rumeli Fortress?
You can use public transport to get Rumeli Fortress. You can get on the bus at Rumeli Hisarı bus stop, Aşiyan bus stop, Bogazici University station metro stop. Also you can get on the metro at Etiler metro station.