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Here, you can find information about the beautiful and historical towers and fortresses in Istanbul that you will not to miss visiting and spending a great day out. These sights are really very fantastic that you will like to take loads of photos on these places.
Galata Tower in Galata
Galata Tower is an old Genoese tower overlooking the beautiful Istanbul and has a luxurious restaurant at the top. Traveler may enjoy the excellent panoramic views of Istanbul, Golden Horn and Bosphorus. Continue reading…
Maiden’s Tower on the Bosphorus, Uskudar
The Maiden’s Tower, also known as the Leandros, is one of the most popular landmarks and symbols of Istanbul. An evening night out by watching the sunset and dining there is one of the best things to do in Istanbul. It is believed to have been constructed around 340 B.C., and has a legend. Continue reading…
Beyazit Tower in Beyazit
The Beyazit Tower is a beautiful one can easily be seen from the Golden Horn and Galata region. It is made of white marble and possesses a great gallery overlooking the city of Istanbul. It was used to be a watch-out tower for fires in the city. Location >>
Rumeli Fortress in Rumelihisari, Sariyer
Rumeli Fortress, located between Bebek and Emirgan on the European coast of Istanbul, covers an area of 30 acres. It was built with order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet, during the preparing for the conquest of Istanbul, and completed in as little as four months to keep Istanbul safe from the dangers that might come from the Black Sea. The fortress has outstanding panoramic views of Bosphorus. Location >>
Anadolu Fortress in Anadoluhisari, Beykoz
Anadolu (Anatolian) Fortress, located on the Boshorus Asian shore just across the Rumeli Fortress, on one of the narrowest points of the Bosphorus, was built by the order of Sultan Yıldırım Bayezid, during the preparing for the conquest of Istanbul. Location >>
Yoros Castle in Anadolu Kavagi, Beykoz
Located on the far end of the Bosphorus Asian coast through the Black Sea, the 500 meters long and 60-130 meters wide Yoros Castle (also known as Genoese Castle) is a Byzantine Castle that was built to control the entrance of the Bosphorus. It is also one of the popular weekend places for locals to enjoy their breakfast and meals at the cafe of the Castle. Here you can watch both Black Sea and Bosphorus with spectacular views. Location >>
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