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Rumelihisarı is a fortress located in Istanbul, Turkey on a hill at the European side of the Bosporus just north of the Bebek district; giving the name of the quarter around it. It was built by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1451, before he conquered Istanbul. The three great towers were named after three of Mehmed II's vezirs, Sadrazam Candarlı Halil Pasha, who built the big tower next to the gate, Zaganos Pasha, who built the south tower, and Sarica Pasha, who built the north tower.

Rumelihisarı is since 1960 a museum and an open-air theater for various concerts at festivals during the summer months. The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge is spanning over Bosporus just north of the fortress.

Rumelihisarı as an open-air museum is open to public everyday except Wednesdays from 9:00 to 16:30.

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