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KIz Kulesi, Istanbul

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KIz Kulesi represents a place shrouded in history and legend. The most popular story says that the tower at the southern entrance of the Bosporus was built by an emperor as a sanctuary for his daughter, whose death was prophesized by an oracle. In fact, the original structure dates back to the 12th century, when it was built to house one side of the famous chain system used by the Byzantines to close off the entrance to the strait. Today it houses a cafe and restaurant, and is a well-known landmark that has appeared on everything from the Turkish banknotes to James Bond movies. Small boats that take you to the tower regularly depart from the city's Asian coast. Make KIz Kulesi part of your personalized Istanbul itinerary using our Istanbul trip builder website .
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  • This is my second time visiting this place. Very attractive place. Romantic atmosphere. The food is very mediocre. Almost all visitors are going for marriage proposal. You can choose dishes between...  more »
  • I wanted to visit this landmark as it was used in one of the James Bond Movie a while ago. Very close by the east shore. Not much to see except the view to the West shore that is awesome. I went...  more »
  • At first I read a lot historical stories about here and I find that the only story that's real it's me and the one I miss there.  more »
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