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Old April 7th, 2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Old April 8th, 2006, 11:29 PM   #2
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Beautiful ! Can you tell us a bit about the history of this fortress ?
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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:00 PM   #3
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Beautiful ! Can you tell us a bit about the history of this fortress ?
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It is situated on the Tracean side of the Istanbul Bosphorous. It was built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 to prevent aid from north reaching Byzantine. It took 4 months to build with 1000 masons and 2000 workers. The three towers were built by Çandarlı Halil Pasha, Saruca Pasha and Zaganos Pasha and are named after them. The fortress has 5 gates and lies over an area of 30.000 m².
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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #4
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Old April 15th, 2006, 04:20 AM   #6
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thanks for the additional info. It seems that there is an open-air amphitheatre there, who built it ?
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This structure is built by Ottoman.....It was restored in the 1950's and turned into a museum. During the annual Istanbul Festival of Arts, the interior of the fortress is used as an amphitheater. It is best viewed from the Asian shore or from the boats operating on the Bosphorus...Every year concerts are given in the fortress
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amazing photos?
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Great piece of history at one of the greatest parts of the Bosphorous.

The Bosphorous view from the Rumeli Castle is simply breathtaking!
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Old June 11th, 2006, 09:52 PM   #12
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Old June 13th, 2006, 09:28 AM   #13
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GREAT!
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I really do like the atmosphere of the concerts that are organised inside the fortress.. They last 2 months in july and august.. I dunno if the list of this summer is just out.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 06:36 PM   #19
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Beautiful fortress with a stunning location!
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