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Maiden's Tower, Istanbul

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Maiden's Tower 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. Use our Istanbul vacation builder to visit Maiden's Tower on your trip to Istanbul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Family-we went with our friends several times with friends and foreign. Even in the late 60s and in Scotland we went with our friends in the authentic environment of the Netherlands, food, music. Terrace with magnificent views of the Bosphorus and İstanbul out of flour in the hands of the beauty of watching with glasses. It's good to separate day and night. When it comes to Istanbul one of the wonders of the world necessarily-and must be seen. Pleasant time
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  • This nükemmel do not go without seeing the place. I think a place like no other in the world. It's easy to go across by boat. There you can move you can take photos with the costume inside. There's a separate program related to the dinner. Anyway, I can imagine the prices are very high. But don't come to drink a coffee. I put about limited Interior photo panorama I leave you with your loved ones.
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  • It is a very special tower to visit 40 Turkish lira to take a boat and visit there . Try to go upstairs to drink something in the cafe or take lunch in the downstairs Restaurent 
  • Nice little place to see once. It has an expensive restaurant inside. Nice views from the tower.
  • A must see when in Istanbul. The name in Turkish is kiz kulesi (girls tower). So the story goes like this. One of the rulers of Istanbul at that time had a dream that his daughter will be bitten by a snake and die. In order to prevent this he built this tower on the water so that no snake may reach her. Good idea right? Later on while his daughter was living there a snake was on one of the boats which takes the food across to the tower. This snake somehow got off this supply boat and but his daughter and so fate took its course.
  • Maiden's Tower. The restaurant is expensive there, but overall, this tower is quite picturesque
  • You need to visit this place if you come to Istanbul. Great view of the Bosphorus, the trip does not take too long and you can eat in the tower's restaurant.
  • Eminonu den Uskudar vapura binip veya marmaray ile Uskudar istasyonunda inip yurume mesafesinde gelebilirsiniz. Giris ucretli, icinde bir de restoran var, kucuk kayiklarla sizi oraya ulastiriyorlar. Yanindaki kafelerde cay icmek bile iyi geliyor.
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