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Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge

It is the second suspension bridge connecting European and Asian shores. Construction was started in 1985, and it was opened to traffic in 1988. The bridge connecting Kavacık and Hisarüstü is 1510 meters long, the distance between the two carrier towers is 1090 meters, and the highest point is 64 meters.

Castle consists of three big towers, smaller bastions between them and walls. Minaret body seen from the courtyard of the castle remains from the mosque built the Conqueror period and collapsed in 1907. Stage platform next to the minaret hosts concerts of famous artists in summer. There are also cisterns under the platform.


Rumelian Castle is opened to visitors every day except Wednesdays between 09:00 and 16:30. Magnificent view of the Bosphorus can be seen over the walls which can be taken up from the stairs in the courtyard.