Rumeli Citadel 3.0 rating

  Landmarks

Built in first half of 1400s, this is the large medieval castle under the Second Bosphorus Bridge. Its former name Boğazkesen (Turkish)/Laimokopia (Greek) means both 'strait-blocker' and 'throat-cutter' in both languages and denotes the reason of its building-to shut the supply routes from the Black Sea in the north into the slowly falling apart Byzantine Empire through the Bosphorus. Rumeli, literally 'Roman land', was the name of the European half of Ottoman Empire, and as is usual with some other structures and villages along the Bosphorus, used as a prefix to differentiate Rumeli Hisarı from its counterpart in Asian Side, the much smaller Anadolu Hisarı, located just across the Bosphorus.

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About Rumeli Citadel

 Istanbul, Turkey

Rumeli Citadel and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Anadolu Citadel

Anadolu Citadel(0 km)
A medieval citadel a little older and much smaller than its European counterpart, situated on the meadow where tranquil Göksu River empties into the Bosphorus, surrounded by picturesque wooden traditional houses.

Sakip Sabanci Museum

Sakip Sabanci Museum(2.2 km)
Museum with a rich collection of calligraphy and paintings.

Arnavutköy

Arnavutköy(2.5 km)
The neighbourhood of Arnavutköy (literally 'Albanian village', paying homage to its founders in 1500s) features impressive 4-storey wooden mansions which line the waterfront, all bearing significant artwork on their facades.

Rumeli Citadel Tickets and Tours in Istanbul

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