Rumi Darwaza is an example of Anwadhi architecture. The Rumi Darwaza, which stands sixty feet tall, was modeled (1784) after the Sublime porte(Bab-iHümayun) in Istanbul. It used to mark the entrance to Old Lucknow City, but as the City of Nawabs grew and expanded, it was later used as an entrance to a palace which was later demolished by the British insurgents.