Maiden's Tower

This beautiful tower located on a very tiny islet, 150-200 meters off the shore from Salacak at the Bosphorus, is known as one of the most romantic symbols of the city. First built in the 12th century as a light house and rebuilt in 18th century, the tower has served as a watchtower, a traffic control centre and a prison in its time. Following restoration, the tower now features a popular cafe and restaurant, and is recognised as one of the best locations from which to enjoy the magnificent silhouette of Istanbul. 

  • Istanbul's most instantly recognizable landmark
  • Incredible view overlooking Asia and Europe
  • Cafe and restaurant

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Maiden's Tower