Rumeli Fortress (Rumeli Hisari)
The Rumeli Fortress is one of the best places of interest situated in closely to the Bosphorus. It was constructed in the 15th century and from that moment on it has been playing a significant role in the historical development of Istanbul. In the past the Rumeli Fortress was used as a main fortress to prevent attacks from the Black Sea. This was the reason why the Ottomans chose its place.
Its construction consists of one small tower, three main towers and thirteen small watchtowers that can be found on the walls that connect the main towers.
There is no doubt that you will be impressed by the architectural design of the Fortress. Today the Rumeli Fortress is among the most visited attractions in Istanbul because of its close location to the Bosphorus and its rich historical development. Paying a visit to the Rumeli Fortress will make your Istanbul travel complete.