Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Rumeli Fortress

By Seif Kamel
   Located in Istanbul, the Rumeli Fortress is one of the distinctive
historical sites included in several tours to Turkey. It was established by
Sultan Mohamed El Fateh around the middle of the 15 th century and he
utilized it as a stronghold for all his conquests especially that of
   Among the amazing facts about this impressive fortress is that although
it was only built during 4 months. This is despite the fact that its walls
are 82 meters of height. Today, it is among the highlights commonly
visited by many tourists who travel to Turkey.
   When the Ottomans took control of Constantinople, the fortress was
used as a jail and an important checkpoint. Unfortunately, the Rumeli
Fortress witnessed large destructions. However, it remained as a
significant Ottoman military establishment until the 19 th century. Today,
it was transformed into a museum that welcomes many tourists enjoying
their vacations in Turkey.

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