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Rumeli Hisarı

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Rumeli Hisarı or the Rumeli Fortress is a medieval 15th-century fortress now converted into an open-air museum. It is located on the European banks of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. The fort is known for its magnificent views of the Bosphorus Strait, the Sultan Mehmed Fatih Bridge and the Asian part of Istanbul.

Established in the mid-15th century under the rule of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, the Rumeli Fortress played a major role during the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Standing opposite the Anatolian Fortress, it has three main towers, one small tower and thirteen smaller watchtowers, all in different shapes. Conical wooden roofs covered with lead were once on top of the towers. The outer curtain walls of the fortress are about 250m long from north to south and between 50m and 125 m from east to west. The fortress is situated right beside the Rumeli Hisarı bus stop.

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