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Address: Yedikule Mh. 34107 Fatih | Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 263 3505
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This fortress of walls helped to protect the city but its towers were also...

This fortress of walls helped to protect the city but its towers were also used to house prisoners as well as the state's treasury.

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Great place for history lovers

The structure of the castle is very nice. very old but very elegant. There is a small museum inside the caste which also can be looked and information can be gathered about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2016
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Yedikule, with the amazing Golden Gate of the 1600 years old Theodosian Walls is still cloded down for unknown reasons. The Golden Gate was the most important gate of the doors and it's still the best conserved part of the Thoedosian walls. Check wikipedia for more info. Inside Yedikule is even possible to get to the top of the gate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

The structure of the castle is very nice. very old but very elegant. There is a small museum inside the caste which also can be looked and information can be gathered about the history of the castle

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Thank Tanwani
Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Went there this spring, but the place was closed. Should you be there, head instead north along the roman wall, which in itself is interesting. Head for the panorama museum with an exhibition showing the year 1453. That is definately worth the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

I've visited fortress in 2010, and wanted to see it again this December. Unfortunately fortress is closed and ticket office inside looks abandoned. You still can see the walls and towers from outside, but don't expect good views of the Golden Gate, since it's surrounded by vegetable gardens and cemetery. District around the fortress is quite dirty and scary and... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

We set off on public transport from Taksim square and had a short walk from the station. We walked round to find an entrance which was hidden behind parked cars. The entrance was locked and we could see through that it had once been an entrance with a pay booth. Now all overgrown. What a waste of an opportunity. Other... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Been there in June, coming from The Marble Tower direction...just a big sign above the road with "Yehikule Hisari'' and that's all to lead you to this castle...After passing a horrible narrow bridge, we came to this very desired tourist attraction, but been disappointed very quickly...the gate door were closed with locks, and no sign of movement arround or to... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

One of the places i was really looking forward to visit during my trip to Turkey. Unfortunately, when i got there, i was out of cash and only had my card and they do not accept cards so i could not go in. The weather was getting annoyingly cold also and i was properly prepared for it so i had... More 

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Durham
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

June 28th 2015. Yedikule castle at the southern end of the Theodosian land walls would be a class 1 attraction in any other country I have visited but it was closed and neglected. We were waiting for a bus at Eminonu but were picked up by a free city shuttle - very good - and dropped off at a road... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

We were hoping to visit but unfortunately the main gate was chained shut and nobody seemed to have the faintest idea if it would ever be open to the public again.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

I made my Turkish friend call the directorate of Istanbul fortresses, something like that. Yedikule is privately owned and they are closed indefinitely for not well specified justice problems. Rumeli walls are not accessible so it's pointless to go there.

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