Yedikule Fortress

Price guide: Budget

Kule Meydanı No. 4, Fatih, Istanbul

Price guide: Budget

Yedikule Fortress
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#15 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Sporty types, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, History

Expert review of Yedikule Fortress

Little-visited fortress is a great starting point for exploring the old city walls.

Visitors who make the trek out to this fortress along the Marmara Sea will likely have its seven impressive towers and sweeping views all to themselves. Worth a visit in its own right, the fort is also a great place from which to embark on a trek along (and sometimes atop) the city’s Byzantine-era city walls, which extend 6.5 kilometres to the Golden Horn.

Price advice: 

Regular admission is 5 lira.

Expert tips: 
Yedikule is easily (and cheaply) reachable via the suburban train from Sirkeci.

More information on Yedikule Fortress:

Price guide:
Castle / palace
Kule Meydanı No. 4, Fatih, Istanbul
0212 584 40 12
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 9am-6pm. Closed Mondays.

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