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Maiden's Tower

Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 342 47 47
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According to Turkish legend, a princess was locked in this tower to protect her from being bitten by a snake. Over the years the tower has been used as a customs station, lighthouse and a residence for retired naval officers.
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Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 342 47 47
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tower is located in an island between European and Asian Istanbul. There are regular boats going there from both sides. Nice view and romantic place

Thank Kashkin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maidens tower wasn't really accessible by walking, but is was a nice view as we walked by. There is some seating and places to eat or get a tea/coffee along the sea wall nearby.

Thank ctocm_aw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived here for four years and only visited now! This tower is a beautiful landmark viewed best from the shore- there is a great place with cushioned seats where you can drink cay (tea), look at the tower and watch the sun set....More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Only accessible via a small boat from Uskudar (Asian side). Aside from the view which is amazing you should look at the detail of the building.

Thank HDsydny
Reviewed 21 October 2017

You can get a boat from nearby mainland onto the island, which costs around £9 when converted. The boat is very choppy though so be careful haha it states the history of the tower along the staircase up to the top, and has a nice...More

1  Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Not much to add, ready made food that is of extremely poor quality - however in a very nice location

Thank Meik L
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This is really a cute little island that has a lot of history from the byzantine time till recent. There is a restaurant and a bar in the little tower if you wish to have lunch there. The small boat 🚣 makes regular turns to...More

1  Thank Mrragheb
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Having our lunch here by small boat from one of the pier near Dolmabache. At first I thought the food must be so so as the name carried heavy title as tourist place. However 1st course served - soup was very nice and tasty. the...More

Thank Zues1020
Reviewed 25 September 2017

i wished i could stay there till sunset or even night till they turned on it's lights, but we had a tight schedule and it was not possible. i honestly envy the locals, one night we were on ferry going back to eminonu from kadikoy,...More

Thank anis z
Reviewed 24 September 2017

it is the best attaraction in istanbul,turkey according it`s location which is discover all istanbul attractions

Thank Moataz F
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on
the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s
most densely populated neighbourhoods. Once a Greek
colony, later a haven for people from across the
Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to
Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons.
Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by
its myriad treasures than by its many thousand
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Marilyn R
3 September 2017|
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Response from Jayant K | Reviewed this property |
I just read about midwood-film-studio-complex-breaks-ground-in-istanbul but it won't be ready for another 5 years. Otherwise, no clue.
Shreya S
4 May 2017|
Response from İsmail Hakan M | Reviewed this property |
You can't go Maidens tower from Galata, you have to pass the bosphorus first, may be with ferry from Karaköy to Üsküdar. Then you can find the port from Üsküdar to Maidens tower.
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27 April 2017|
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Response from thewanderinggypsy | Reviewed this property |
You take a tram to Eminouou, then a boat. Only takes a few minutes to reach it. Please buy an Istanbul travel pass available at the kiosk beside Sultanhamet tram stir.