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KIz Kulesi, Istanbul

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KIz Kulesi represents a place shrouded in history and legend. The most popular story says that the tower at the southern entrance of the Bosporus was built by an emperor as a sanctuary for his daughter, whose death was prophesized by an oracle. In fact, the original structure dates back to the 12th century, when it was built to house one side of the famous chain system used by the Byzantines to close off the entrance to the strait. Today it houses a cafe and restaurant, and is a well-known landmark that has appeared on everything from the Turkish banknotes to James Bond movies. Small boats that take you to the tower regularly depart from the city's Asian coast. Make KIz Kulesi part of your personalized Istanbul itinerary using our Istanbul trip builder website .
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  • It seems to be a small and ordinary turret, but there is something in it that attracts the eye. You can sit on the shore for hours and look at it, especially at sunset. Fortunately, the whole embankment is equipped with tables and pillows for sitting. You can order tea and snacks. I don't know if it makes sense to swim on it. It is better to look at such sights from afar.
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  • At first I read a lot historical stories about here and I find that the only story that's real it's me and the one I miss there.  more »
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