This fortress in the very southwest of old city, next to the city walls was Porta Aurea, i.e. 'Golden Gate' of Roman times, when it was main ceremonial entrance into the capital, used especially for the occasions of a triumphal entry of an emperor into the capital on the occasion of military victories. During Ottoman era, a fortress was built next to it ('the Fortress of Seven Towers', direct translation of its current Turkish name) and during late Ottoman period, it served as a state prison for high-level detainees like ambassadors or pashas.
Kule Meydanı No:4, Yedıkule/İstanbul - Avrupa, Türkiye
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