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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 342 47 47
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

This was a great afternoon! To ride that small boat to this little island. Loved our time in the tower. We drank coffee in the little cafe. Great views all around you. The skyline of Istanbul, the ships passing through. I'm glad we went.

Thank Les H
Reviewed 29 March 2016

cool and stunning look. has cool architectural and archeological value. nice to look spl at evening. can be easily found

Thank Jalal I
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Great if you love historic buildings and a bit of peace away from the hustle and bustle. Most of the building has been taken over by a restaurant and shops but the view from the top is fantastic.

Thank Sbangsuk
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

I only had one day in Istanbul and limited time so this place was a great find! Jump on the boat across to the island and 5 minutes later you are surrounded by history. The number of different roles this place has been is amazing....More

Thank Robert0612
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Kiz kulasi or daughter castle in the past was a prison,but at now it is a so much beautiful 3 division restaurant with delicious food and very friendly personnel.at first for entrance to tower you should reservation and then you can go there with a...More

Thank pghadamli
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Maidens Tower. The medieval Kiz Kulesi, the Maidens Tower or Leanders Tower, sits on a small islet which sits at the southern entrance to the Bosporus Strait, some 200m from Üsküdar. It is considered that the Athenian general Alcibiades , following the naval victory...More

2  Thank hayesy2015
Reviewed 14 March 2016

You travel across on a little boat as legend has it the father of this girl built the tower in the middle of the river to protect her from snakes.....I won't spoil it! It is a lovely building with an awesome restaurant on the ground...More

1  Thank Jeany_11
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Kuzkulesi or the Maiden Tower can be seen at the entrance of Bosphorus. Ships used to collide with a small rock at the mouth of Bosphorus so this light house was built here in the 4th century BC. There is an interesting but sad tale...More

Reviewed 19 February 2016

My husband is into photography and insisted on visiting here to get a few shots. He loved it but with so many amazing sights in istanbul it just wasnt much to look at in my opinion

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Maiden's Tower is one of the most unique art in istanbul. It's a must see place if you ever visit istanbul. Our guide explained us all the story, all amazing.. I realy impressed!

Thank yukselt2014
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.