Anadolu Hisarı

The Fortress of Anatolia (Turkish “Anadolu Hisarı”) is located near the narrowest point of the Bosphorus by the Göksu stream. It was built by Sultan Beyazit I Yıldırım (the “Thunderbolt”) around 1390, probably partly in preparation for his failed siege of Constantinople in 1394. It is possible that its barbican and keep were added by Mehmet II when he built the Rumeli Hisarı in 1452. Its original name was Güzelce Hisar (“Beautiful Castle”).

anadolu hisari.jpg

Aerial photo by Kadir Kır

map 3.jpg
Support on Patreon 
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
Support on Patreon 
The Byzantine Legacy
Created by David Hendrix Copyright 2016