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Monument Towers in Istanbul, how to get to the Maiden's Tower, how to get to the Galata tower and much more. Read More

Kız Kulesi (Maiden's Tower)

The historical value of the Maiden's Tower is based on Byzantium. It was built in 24 BC. Mahmud II gave it its present appearance. It is the only Byzantine monument in Üsküdar. Although it has been used in various missions in history, it has fulfilled its most important duty, guiding ships, and has never lost its importance.

What makes the Maiden's Tower, which is one of the places to see on the Anatolian side, so attractive is its stories that have become legendary over time. In one of them, a young man named Leandros falls in love with Hero, one of the nuns attached to Aphrodite. However, the Hero, who lives in the Maiden's Tower, is forbidden to fall in love. 

Leandros swims to the Maiden's Tower every day to see the Hero. Hero also makes a fire every night so that Leandros can find the Tower. On a stormy day, this fire goes out, and Leandros loses his way and sinks into the waters of the Bosphorus. Unable to bear this pain, Hero commits suicide. Maiden's Tower, which is open every day of the year, serves its cafes and restaurants and continues to fascinate with its Bosphorus view.

Galata Kulesi (Galata Tower)

Galata Tower, which is almost identified with Istanbul and fills the photos of everyone who comes to the city, is perhaps the most famous monument tower in Istanbul.

Galata Tower, which the Byzantines built as a lighthouse in 528, is constantly being restored due to fire and storms. Its natural beauty is in its terrace. Although there is an elevator to get to the balcony of the 66.9-meter-long Tower, you have to use very narrow stairs on the last two floors. There is also a restaurant belonging to the municipality on the terrace floor.

The Tower took its current form due to the renovation works carried out in 1967.

Beyazıt Tower

While exploring Istanbul and talking about historical monuments, Beyazıt Tower is next. Also known as the Fire Tower, it is located in Fatih.

A difficult journey consisting of stairs awaits those who want to jump to the 85-meter-long Tower. However, besides these, the field software configuration users in Istanbul are waiting.

The Tower, which was rebuilt in 1826, burned again after a Janissary revolt that broke out two years after its construction as soon as the fire went out, II. Mahmut orders the Tower to be rebuilt. Thereupon, Beyazıt Tower, which Architect Senekerim Balyan built-in 1828, manages to survive until today.

Anatolian Fortress

Anadolu Hisarı, Bosphorus Located on one of the narrowest points of the Bosphorus, on the Anatolian coast, surrounded by magnificent mansions, it is also one of the most popular and beautiful coastal districts of Istanbul.

Anadolu Hisarı, which gives its name to the Beykoz district, was built by Yıldırım Bayezid for the conquest of Istanbul. Due to the cuteness and beauty of the fortress, it is also known as Güzelhisar (Guzelce Fortress).

Anadolu Hisarı welcomes visitors, especially on weekends, with its Bosphorus view and beautiful nature. The tea gardens, cafes and restaurants where Göksu Stream empties into the sea and around the Anadolu Hisarı pier and square are preferred places for breakfast and eating and drinking, especially at weekends. Towards the hills, it is another pleasure to walk in the narrow streets and breathe the beautiful air of the district in the fresh air accompanied by the magnificent Bosphorus view. The district's surroundings are in the position of a nice walking and excursion track.

Rumeli Fortress

Rumeli Fortress is next to our historical towers' adventures.

Located between Bebek and Emirgan on the European coast of Istanbul, Rumeli Hisarı covers an area of 30 decares. It was completed in a short period of 4 months to keep Istanbul safe from the dangers that may come from the Black Sea while preparing for the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmet.

Rumeli Fortress, located in the 600-meter narrowest and most flowing part of the Bosphorus, directly opposite the Anadolu Fortress on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus, was also built to be read in the form of Mohammed in Arabic letters when viewed from afar. Rumeli Hisarı, a popular destination for open-air and touristic visits on weekends, is also a touristic area and open-air theater where various concerts are held, especially in summer.

The view and the weather in Rumeli Fortress are magnificent. At the same time, artifacts consisting of cannons, cannonballs and a part of the chain that is said to close the Golden Horn are exhibited in its garden. Numerous restaurants and tea gardens are lined up along the road in Rumeli Fortress. It is a frequent destination for those who want to have the most affordable and cheap breakfast overlooking the Bosphorus. There are also many fish restaurants