According to a Turkish legend, a princess was locked up in the Maiden’s tower to protect her from being bitten by a snake. Discover other facts and legends of Istanbul’s most interesting tower, erected in 340 B.C. on an islet of the Bosporus.
The tower has served as a tax collection area, defense tower, lighthouse, quarantine hospital during the 1830 cholera epidemic, and a radio station. Explore on your own with incredible 360 ° views of Istanbul from above.
Show your digital ticket at the box office (‘Kız Kulesi Maiden’s Tower’) and meet your guide there. It is also possible to visit the Maiden’s Tower without a guide if you prefer.
It can be canceled up to 72 hoursbefore the day of the visit.