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Maiden's Tower

Closed Now: 9:15 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Take a short boat ride and go up this Byzantine tower for a great view of both side of the city. If you want a nice evening out, make reservations and stay for dinner.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NKonutgan
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A very stunning place for dinner, partying, or even quick visit. 3 different stories behind the tower and each one is illustrated on each floor wall separately which make it a unique experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lqo
Reviewed October 31, 2018

It's a must visit to climb up to the top of the tower to see a full view of Istanbul. The view is breath-taking. There are alot of shops beneath the tower as well, which offers many traditional crafts and souvenir.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank shaoweio
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We took one of one hundred charter boats serving this attraction from somewhere close to Kabatas Terminal. It’a nice boat ride even though the sea was rough due to strong winds and some dodging of big boats. The tower is cute with a history behind...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited Kız Kulesi on a Saturday morning. It was busy. Tower itself was interesting and obviously beautifully positioned in the Bosphorus. By far the best thing about it was the view.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Istanbulkiz
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Reservations included free ferry service. The table was beautifully set and the food more than adequate. The service very prompt and friendly. The coffee was delicious! Later, the views and historical information were interesting. Worth taking unforgettable pictures!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ernstv119
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Enjoyed story, building structure and getting there. Short (3 min) boat trip. Nice view of the Bosphorus

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AHidler
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I have to admit we never got to visit the tower, just went past on the ferry several times and on this occasion we viewed it from the land. The queue for the ferry was too long for us to wait as there was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank David C
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Fascinated by the history of this place. Liked reading about the myths about it. Take a ferry to this place for 20 liras and you would love it. There is a restaurant at the tower as well. The view from the obsevation deck is also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TravelDiaries_Pulkit
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Easily accessed upon exiting the Marmaray metro station in Uskudar. Just walk on the coast until you see it and you will see th kiosk were you can buy your ticket. Boat comes every 15 minutes. Go up to the last floor to enjoy an...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Mirna N
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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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July 31, 2018|
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Response from danieljohns1234 |
Thanks natasha but can i go from kabataş to kız kulesı then from kiz kulesı to uskudar sahili
July 31, 2018|
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Response from ibrahimi678 | Reviewed this property |
Take bus from Takksim to Besiktas then take the ferry to the other side
April 1, 2018|
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Response from BILMARAUS | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the hours are dependent on the season. We were there in winter and the transfer from the shore to the tower was hazardous in the wind and waves. There is a restaurant there and they are more likely to be open... More