Maiden's Tower

Historical place in İstanbul

Updated: March 01, 2024 09:48 AM

Maiden's Tower is located in İstanbul, Türkiye. It's address is Salacak, 34668 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Türkiye.

Salacak, 34668 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Türkiye

22C3+CJ Üsküdar, İstanbul, Türkiye

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Where is Maiden's Tower?

Maiden's Tower is located at: Salacak, 34668 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Türkiye.

What are the coordinates of Maiden's Tower?

Coordinates: 41.0211216, 29.0041105

Maiden's Tower Reviews

Tarek al-Hammadi
2023-11-25 22:38:22 GMT

Historical Tower, I loved the view from the top of the building. Well organized & has a cafe inside it.

Ani Myftaraj
2023-11-22 15:29:35 GMT

"Maiden's Tower: A Marvelous Experience by the Bosphorus"

My visit to Maiden's Tower was nothing short of enchanting. Perched gracefully at the meeting point of Europe and Asia, this historic tower is a true gem nestled in the heart of Istanbul, Turkey. I had heard tales of its beauty, but experiencing it firsthand exceeded all expectations.

Approaching the tower by boat, the silhouette of Maiden's Tower against the backdrop of the Bosphorus is a sight to behold. The play of light on its ancient stone walls adds a magical touch, especially during sunset when the hues of the sky dance in harmony with the tower's architecture.

Upon entering, I was captivated by the rich history that envelops every corner of the Maiden's Tower. The knowledgeable staff shared fascinating stories and legends, immersing visitors in the tower's past as a lighthouse, customs station, and even a quarantine hospital.

The panoramic views from the observation deck are unparalleled. The Istanbul skyline, with its mix of modern and historic structures, creates a mesmerizing tapestry. It's the perfect spot to capture breathtaking photographs or simply lose yourself in the beauty of the surroundings.

The Maiden's Tower also boasts a delightful restaurant that offers a culinary journey reflecting the diversity of Turkish cuisine. I indulged in a feast of flavors while enjoying the warm hospitality of the staff. The combination of delectable dishes and the serene atmosphere created a dining experience to remember.

What makes Maiden's Tower truly special is its versatility. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or someone seeking a romantic setting, the tower caters to all. It serves as a symbol of Istanbul's rich cultural tapestry and stands as a testament to the city's timeless allure.

In conclusion, a visit to Maiden's Tower is a must for anyone exploring Istanbul. It's not just a historic landmark; it's a living testament to the city's past, present, and future. My experience was nothing short of magical, leaving me with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the beauty that Maiden's Tower adds to Istanbul's captivating skyline.

Gleb Iankevich
2023-11-12 19:32:59 GMT

Beautiful place. Recommend to walk by on the Asian side of the city

Kaan G. “RaizeNN” Toker
2023-12-07 12:15:12 GMT

The Maiden's Tower is a true Istanbul icon, and after its recent recreation, it has become even more enchanting! Google Maps made finding this gem a breeze. The blend of modern amenities with the tower's historic charm creates a magical atmosphere. The panoramic views of the city skyline are simply breathtaking, especially during sunset. The attention to detail in the restoration is commendable, and the interior showcases a perfect fusion of tradition and contemporary style. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Maiden's Tower is a must-visit spot, easily accessible through Google Maps. A timeless destination that beautifully bridges the past and present!

Rio Wardhana
2023-11-09 14:15:40 GMT

Beautiful place. Would be more beautiful if you get lucky enough see sunset..

Amar Chauhan
2022-04-14 16:15:04 GMT

Beautiful view of both sides of the river part in which of turkey falling in Europe on one side and in Asia on the other side. Amazing surrounding and you will feel vibrant atmosphere all around. A must visit tourist destination

Jason cooke
2024-01-08 14:21:25 GMT

Lovely little tower watching over the bosphorus. Lovely views beyond also.

Mine Tepeköylü
2023-11-13 05:11:41 GMT

The boat ride to the tower is nice. The tower is impressive since it has a history behind it. My advice is visit in good weather so you can sit by the sea for a cup of coffee also.

amira mimi
2022-03-26 15:25:18 GMT

Maiden's Tower (Kız Kulesi) is a small tower on a small island at the southern entrance to the Bosphorus, about 200 meters from the coast of Uskudar in Istanbul.
It was said about the reason for its construction, that there was a sultan who loved his daughter very much, and he had a dream that on his daughter’s eighteenth birthday, she would be bitten by a snake and take her life. The father did not find a way to protect his daughter except to keep her away from dry land, as he blocked part of the Bosphorus Strait, and built a tower for her in an attempt to eliminate the possibility of any snake reaching her.

Tony Kilic
2019-08-30 13:22:36 GMT

I wish I had some time to enjoy a nice dinner at the restaurant. The setting is amazing and the views are breath taking. It was a little crowded when i was here but it is worth it. The boat ride is less than 10 minutes and the rooftop is very cool. The views are amazing and very romantic. Take your significant other to enjoy it even better.

Daniel Braun
2020-08-01 19:36:47 GMT

It’s a great place, especially for a romantic walk at the Bosporus. Looks great at night from Asian side looking at the tower whilst across Bosporus you see all the sightseeing highlights. I don’t recommend the restaurant. Although it is a nice experience to be taken by boat and the interior is nice, the food is below average for a high price. Very sad, as its just focusing on tourists and do not serve the service and food experience, a romantic dinner deserves.

2020-10-18 06:14:12 GMT

A place accessible by boat, on the Asian side. You don't have to wait a long time for your transportation because the boats go and come back every 10-15 minutes.
A pleasant location.

Tamer Zourob
2019-06-17 19:17:18 GMT

Amazing view, you can watch Asia and Europe sides of İstanbul, it has great restaurant and coffees, nice stuff easy to get to the tower from Üsküdar. My kids love the area to much since they watch the dolphins around the maiden s tower. I advise everybody visiting İstanbul to visit this amazing place.

2022-11-01 14:06:00 GMT

A cute, small lighthouse/tower on a Mini-Island. Good to see in a sunny day, but don't go if it's clowded or rainy. Try to observe it from the shore, there are some cafes with a nice view. Be careful: don't fall for tourist traps, check your coffee prices beforehand!

2023-12-09 23:18:27 GMT

I recommend to visit at sunset

2019-10-15 17:52:10 GMT

Very nice.. You can reach by take boat from eminono.. 2.7 TL.. To uskudar.. Walk for 1km.. To right.. And you will see the amazing sunset... Take a nice photo and spend some good time.. Try popcorn... Its delicious..

Travel Historically
2018-09-06 22:31:04 GMT

This is my favourite sight in Istanbul. It’s beauty is tremendous and watching it from the Asian side of Istanbul is so serene and peaceful.
To get there you take a cute little boat from Uskudar which takes you onto the little island of the tower in the middle of the Bosphorous. From the tower you can get an amazing 360 degree view of Istanbul whilst enjoying nice cuisine at the restaurant in the tower. There is also an opportunity to dress up as an ottoman sultan and get to learn some history and the myths regarding this tower. The tower it self is a gorgeous piece of architecture! This is not to be missed in Istanbul!

Abu Mohsen
2024-02-07 15:27:41 GMT

Nice view from the boat

Wizard of oz
2019-09-18 09:02:59 GMT

this is one of the most favoured Touristic spot at İstanbul city..Breathtaking bosphorus view at both sides. Restaurant and Cafe are a lill pricy. You pay a fee to get in the boat and arrive to tower which will last 2 minutes. Basement level was used as dungeon in the past now its Restaurant part. its a good spot for taking pictures especially at sun set if you had the opportunity to visit at those times..

Richard Seijger
2021-11-30 10:35:10 GMT

Kiz Kulesi a beautiful piece of history in the heart of the Bosphorus. You'll get there by using a little ferryboat and nowadays this tower is a restaurant where once an Ottoman Sultan locked up his daughter according to what the legend says.
When you look at Kiz Kulesi from the shore, you'll see Aya Sofia on the left and the Blue Mosque on the right, way in the back, a beautiful sight.
Whenever in Istanbul... definitely worth your visit.

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