Istanbul's first Open Air Museum

Yedikule Fortress consists of the Golden Gate, which was built as a triumphal arch during the Byzantine period (390) during the reign of Theodoisius I, and the three towers added after the conquest of Istanbul, and the walls were combined to create a five-pointed, star-shaped inner castle (garrison).

The building, which is today called Yedikule Fortress Museum, was called different names throughout the Ottoman period. The famous Golden Gate, built as a triumphal arch in the fortress, which is one of the most important open-air museums in Istanbul, was the most important entrance gate of Byzantium, through which the emperors returning from campaigns entered the city with ceremonies and magnificence.

If you want to see Yedikule Fortress during your trip to Istanbul, you can join our Guided tours.

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