Maiden's Tower (Kız Kulesi)
Salacak Mahallesi, Üsküdar Salacak Mevkii, 34668 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey
Sat, Sun 10am - 6:45pm, 8:15pm - 12:30am
Mon - Fri 9:15am - 6:45pm
Maiden’s Tower (Kız Kulesi)The Maiden’s Tower, which seemingly floats in the Bosporus off Asia, is one of the most beloved landmarks of the city. Once a Byzantine tollbooth for Bosporus trade and later an Ottoman lighthouse, it’s most famous for a legend involving a princess and a prophecy: It was foretold that a princess would die from a snake bite on her 18th birthday. Her father exiled her to the tower to keep her alive, but alas, the prophecy proved true.