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KIz Kulesi

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:45 PM, 8:15 PM - 12:30 AM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:45 PM, 8:15 PM - 12:30 AM
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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 4 weeks ago

Kiz Kulesi is commonly known as The Maiden's Tower. The tower is lying on a small islet located at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait 200 m from the coast of Uskudar. The tower has an old story of a king and her beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a very old history and is a very nice place. Definitely a place to visit because of the impressive scenery. It's pretty impressive in the story of the girl tower.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank agustinaldon
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

lstanbul: Breathtaking Beautiful! 💜🇹🇷 One of the most iconic images of Istanbul surely has to be the Kız Kulesi Üsküdar, known in English as Maiden’s Tower, Tower of Leandros, Leander’s Tower or Bosphorus Tower. It is found on a small natural islet in the Bosphorus,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

It was very beautiful the tower from outside and the view from the top of the tower. It was good to read about the story of the tower and the café is good inside.I really suggest to visit this place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OnAir683693
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Stands out prominently within this busy waterway and observed people at the tower taking a tour. Historical place of interest.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceR641
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Very romantic Little bit expensive but it's ok Not for everyone. Quite. Need reservations at least 2 weeks before

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jim m
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Great picturesque location but food not quite at the highest level. Enjoyable nonetheless. Definitely recommend for a romantic evening with your loved one. Bring money to tip the waiters and a sweater or jacket as it can get quite nippy even during the summer when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

We visited Maidens Tower on a day we planned to visit the 3 towers in Istanbul. It was worth the effort. The views from to top of the tower are breath taking.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank juleye
Reviewed January 17, 2019

We went on a splendid sunny day. It's such a beautiful view from the tower! It's a must if you visit Istanbul. You can take the ferry from Uzkudar and enjoy the view, the restaurant and even take pictures with ancient clothes for fun!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 562griselp
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Some places are historical stories behind it thats the one of them. It is a sad story bu you should search it. Place is nice to visit but restaurant is not so good. Its better have some drinks.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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 neighborhoods. 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 Natasha_Var | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Well you chose the hard way to get to Kiz Kulesi. From Taksim Square take the bus DT1 to Beşiktaş University, and from there you go by foot to Beşiktaş Dentur where you take the boat to Üsküdar. From Üsküdar to Kiz... More
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Ibo_roamer | 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