Rumeli Hisari Castle is one of the most famous museums in Istanbul located on the Bosphorus coast and it is recommended to visit it during tourism tours in Turkey because of its ancient history extending to the year 1452 when the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror succeeded in his siege of the Byzantine powers and control of the Istanbul channel (the current Bosphorus) link Between Anatolia and Rumeli.
The conqueror completed the construction of his defensive castle in just 4 months on the ruins of a Byzantine church and by using building supplies from several Ottoman villages and a manpower of 5 thousand workers and 10 thousand assistants to make it over time one of the most important tourist places in Istanbul that can not be overlooked during the visit.
During today’s article, we review the most important activities recommended during a visit to the Rumeli Hisar Museum, one of Istanbul’s most famous tourist attractions, while monitoring the nearest best hotels to it.

The most important activities when visiting Rumeli Fortress siege of Istanbul

• By visiting Rumeli Castle, Turkey, you can get acquainted with its ancient history dating back to the 15th century, when it was founded by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror and with polarized building materials from all over the Ottoman Empire.

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• You can also visit the Rumeli Hisar Castle as well as enjoy its impressive building and stunning towers on the ruins of the Byzantine Church of Michela and using building materials from Anatolia, Deniz and Izmir.

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• As you climb the stone steps leading to the summit of the Siege of Rumeli from the outside, you will get a wonderful panoramic view of the sea as you go up, which you will not find better than a picture of your mobile background.

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• After completing the visit to Rumeli Hisar Castle, you can stroll along the 1.7 km long coastline of Bebek Istanbul facing the castle with a delicious waffle dessert or enjoy a free cruise.

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You can also enjoy a stroll in Emirgan Istanbul Botanical Garden, 2.6 km away, or Sultan Mehmet Fatih Bridge, 10.6 km away.

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• Finally, you can visit the market adjacent to the Rumeli Castle building and enjoy a delicious meal in the Istanbul Summit Restaurant 190 meters away, or Nazih Istanbul Restaurant 67 meters, which is equivalent to one minute on foot.

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Rumley Castle visiting dates

From Thursday to Tuesday from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm, with weekly break on Wednesday.

entrance fees

15 TL, 20 TL in the case of a car park.

The best Istanbul hotels near Rumeli Hisar

Park Dedeman Istanbul Hotel, one of the best 4-star Levent Istanbul hotels, is 7.4 km from Rumeli Hisar Castle

Summary of Arab visitor ratings

The hotel is rated very good thanks to cleanliness, staff, comfort, and breakfast.
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Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent, one of the best 5-star Istanbul hotels, is 5.8 km from Rumeli Hisar Istanbul

Summary of Arab visitor ratings

The hotel has a great rating thanks to the location, comfort, cleanliness, facilities.
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The site of the Siege of Rumeli in Istanbul

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