Some tips for visiting Istanbul's Yedikule Fortress include wearing comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat, and bringing water and snacks. Visitors should also be aware that the fortress can be quite crowded during peak tourist season.
How to Reach
Istanbul is easily accessible by air, rail, road and sea. Istanbul's Ataturk Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe, serving over 60 million passengers a year. There are several train stations in Istanbul, the most important being Sirkeci Station which is on the European side and Haydarpasa Station on the Asian side. Istanbul is connected to the rest of Europe by a network of highways and there are several ferry terminals that serve the city.
Famous Prisoners at the Yedikule Fortress
Süleyman the Magnificent, the Ottoman sultan from 1520 to 1566, was imprisoned at the Yedikule Fortress in 1553.