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* <see name="Rumeli Citadel" alt="Rumeli Hisarı" address="" directions="on the waterfront, right next to the main avenue" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Built in first half of 1400s, this is the large medieval castle under the Second Bosphorus Bridge. Its former name ''Boğazkesen'' (Turkish)/''Laimokopia'' (Greek) means both "strait-blocker" and "throat-cutter" in both languages and denotes the reason of its building&mdash;to shut the supply routes from the Black Sea in the north into the slowly falling apart Byzantine Empire through the Bosphorus. ''Rumeli'', literally "Roman land", was the name of the European half of Ottoman Empire, and as is usual with some other structures and villages along the Bosphorus, used as a prefix to differentiate ''Rumeli Hisarı'' from its counterpart in [[Istanbul/Asian Side|Asian Side]], the much smaller ''Anadolu Hisarı'', located just across the Bosphorus.</see>
 
* <see name="Rumeli Citadel" alt="Rumeli Hisarı" address="" directions="on the waterfront, right next to the main avenue" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Built in first half of 1400s, this is the large medieval castle under the Second Bosphorus Bridge. Its former name ''Boğazkesen'' (Turkish)/''Laimokopia'' (Greek) means both "strait-blocker" and "throat-cutter" in both languages and denotes the reason of its building&mdash;to shut the supply routes from the Black Sea in the north into the slowly falling apart Byzantine Empire through the Bosphorus. ''Rumeli'', literally "Roman land", was the name of the European half of Ottoman Empire, and as is usual with some other structures and villages along the Bosphorus, used as a prefix to differentiate ''Rumeli Hisarı'' from its counterpart in [[Istanbul/Asian Side|Asian Side]], the much smaller ''Anadolu Hisarı'', located just across the Bosphorus.</see>
 
* <see name="Sadberk Hanım Museum" alt="Sadberk Hanım Müzesi" address="Büyükdere Piyasa Caddesi 27-29, Sarıyer" directions="on the waterfront, just south of Sarıyer" phone="+90 212 242-38-13" email="[email protected]" fax="+90 212 242-03-65" url="http://www.sadberkhanimmuzesi.org.tr/" hours="Th-T 10AM-5PM" price="">A private museum housed in a ''yalı'', traditional wooden waterfront mansions that lie along the banks of Bosphorus. Exhibition includes a number of archaeological and ethnographical artifacts from the collection of Koç Family, though just seeing the interior of a ''yalı'' is worth entering.</see>
 
  
 
* <see name="Sakip Sabanci Museum" alt="Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi" address="Sakıp Sabancı Caddesi 42, Emirgan" directions="Buses: 40, 40T from Taksim; 22, 22RE, 25E from Kabataş. Get off at Çınaraltı stop" phone="+90 212 277 22 00" email="[email protected]" fax="+90 212 229 49 14" url="http://muze.sabanciuniv.edu/main/default.php?bytLanguageID=2" hours="Tu, Th, F, Su 10AM-6PM; W, Sa 10AM-10PM" price="10 TL (3 TL students)">Museum with a rich collection of calligraphy and paintings. It also hosts temporary exhibitions of works by some world-class artists such as Pablo Picasso from time to time.</see>
 
* <see name="Sakip Sabanci Museum" alt="Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi" address="Sakıp Sabancı Caddesi 42, Emirgan" directions="Buses: 40, 40T from Taksim; 22, 22RE, 25E from Kabataş. Get off at Çınaraltı stop" phone="+90 212 277 22 00" email="[email protected]" fax="+90 212 229 49 14" url="http://muze.sabanciuniv.edu/main/default.php?bytLanguageID=2" hours="Tu, Th, F, Su 10AM-6PM; W, Sa 10AM-10PM" price="10 TL (3 TL students)">Museum with a rich collection of calligraphy and paintings. It also hosts temporary exhibitions of works by some world-class artists such as Pablo Picasso from time to time.</see>

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