Rumeli Fortress, Istanbul

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    Rumeli Fortress

    by Heniko Written Apr 17, 2006

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    This fortress was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet (the Conqueror) to stop any help that could possibly reach Byzantium coming from the West. Construction work was started a year before Fatih put a siege on the city and was completed in just four months. The plan was drawn to adjust perfectly to the uneven hills surrounding the area.
    As the three towers of the fortress were built on order of the three grand viziers of Sultan Mehmet, they bear their names: Halil Pasha, Zaganos Pasha and Sarica Pasha

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    by SamiGuzel Written Jul 12, 2005

    Rumeli Fortress was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet (the Conqueror) to stop any help that could possibly reach Byzantium coming from the West.

    Walk up n its walls and watch the city. It is closed n mondays.

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