Prisons and Walls of Yedikule-Seven Towers
Where is Prisons and Walls of Yedikule-Seven Towers?
The fortress with Seven Towers( Yedikule ) is located district of Fatih near the Marmara. During Byzantine period it was five tower, after conquest of Istanbul two tower was added by Fatih Sultan Mehmet. It is now open to the public as a historical monument with a permant exhibition in the courtyart. The prison of Yedikule is as a museum.
History of Prisons and Walls of Yedikule-Seven Towers
The Byzatntine period Theodosius built a triumphal portal at Yedikule, opening onto the road to the imperial palace.The Byzantine name Golden Gate, the gate where the emperors and armies entered the city triumphantly after returning from a victorious military campaign. It's name "Golden Gate" came from the gilding on its façade. During Byzantine period had five towers. Because of five towers, the byzantine period also said "penta prikyor". For Greek "Penta Prikyor" means five towers.The Ottomans added two towers by Fatih Sultan Mehmet. So It's name "Yedikule" came from seven towers. After it was later used as a storage, then part of treasury and later as a prison. It was used as a prison for high-ranking officials during the Ottoman Period. It's name Yedikule Zindanları. Now it is open to visitors as a museum.
How to Go Prisons and Walls of Yedikule-Seven Towers?
You can go by IETT bus to Yedikule.
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Seven towers ( Yedikule ) has seven towers :
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