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One of the most important open air museum in Istanbul; Fortress of the Seven Towers, Yedikule Fortress, built in 1458, is located in Yedikule of Fatih district.
Golden Gate of the fortress, was the most important entry gate of the city from which the emperors returning from the expeditions entered in to city with ceremonies.
Castles hosted the first treasury and valuable papers of Ottomans, besides being used as state prison during the term of Ottomans. That’s why Yedikule Fortress is also known as Yedikule Dungeons due to captives kept in here. The small mosque in the garden of the fortress succeeds to survive until the year 1887.Today this interesting castle and the "Golden Gate" towers serve as a museum where concerts and other cultural activities take place in summer time.
Transportation and Visiting Hours
Check out IstanbulFind Istanbul Transportation Map to reach museum easily. Yedikule Castles can be visited everyday between 09.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.