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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 342 47 47
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Mrragheb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Moataz F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps it was the journey that made me feel overwhelmed about the visit to Maiden Tower. I saw most others had a great time. But i had mixed feeling about the overall experience.

Thank Golda T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not easy to get there at all (alternatively take a boat cruise which come quite close). Nice views from the tower itself and rather expensive restaurant on site. It worth spending a while reading about history of this place, from the beginning till modern...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Viewed from the ferry tour up the Bospheros which passes many interesting landmarks and takes you to the point where East meets West.

Thank Marie-Lynne B
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I was born in Istanbul and still live here for 46 years now but it never occured to me to visit the Maiden's Tower until my sister in law came to visit us and wanted to see it. The tower, located in the middle of...More

1  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Took a small boat from Bakistas for 20L/roundtrip to visit this place. On each floor there's a beautiful painting that tells a part of the story of the tower. The view on top is just amazing, and you can enjoy a lemonade while looking over...More

Thank rihamaddoum
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
2 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.