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Tourism in Kiz Kulesi



Tourism in Kiz Kulesi.
Native name: Kiz Kulesi Maiden's Tower is located on a small isle located in the Bosphorus strait off the coast of Uskudar. It resides in the point where Bosphorus meets Marmara Sea. A guard tower was built in this place by Emperor Manuel Komneos (1143-80) to be used as a customs station and traffic control office. A chain was being stretched from this tower to another tower near Saraybumu and thus blocking enemy ships from passing. A new tower was built by Mehmet the Conqueror after the conquest of Istanbul. That tower was then demolished in the earthquake of 1509 to be restored again at the order of Yavuz Sultan Selim (1512-20). The tower was then turned into a lighthouse for guiding ships after 16th century when the Ottoman Empire became powerful. The tower built in the reign of Yavu...Read More


Tourism in Kiz Kulesi

Towers in Istanbul
* Beyazit Fire Watch Tower * Dolmabahce Saat Kulesi
* Galata Mevlevihanesi * Galata Tower
* Kiz Kulesi * Leandro Tower