Castles and Barracks
Anadoluhisarı Fort is located at the southern border of Beykoz, where the Göksu River flows out to the Bosphorus. It was built in 1396 over a tall rock along with the Byzantine and Genovese remains around it. The fort is also the center of the first Turkish neighborhood established in Istanbul with the settlements built around it during its construction.
Old sources name Anadolu Fort with names such as Yenikale (New Castle), Akçahisar (White Fort), Yenicehisar and Yahya Kemal, who know the art of living in Istanbul loves the building. In his work “Gezinti (Hike)” he says that anyone who spends a day here will learn the depths of the Turkish soul. The master states that the forgotten name Güzelce Hisar, is just the kind of name that suits the Anatolian taste, adds that all names are pictures around here. Indeed, our eyes “dreamily” charmed by Göksu, turn to a scene incarnate from the fütuhat era on Otağ Hill. Unfortunately, during the construction of the mosque built adjacent to its northern outer wall, near the fort door, the wooden bridge over the Göksu river in front of the fort was destroyed in 1928. The Castellan of Istanbul, Emin Bey rebuilt the mosque on the Anadoluhisarı - Kanlıca road as it is seen today. Unfortunately, a road passes inside the oldest Turkish artifact in Istanbul.