Intertwined in 2500 years of mysterious history, at a point where Asia and Europe meet, Maiden’s Tower is right in the middle of the Bosphorus and is famous for being the home of a mythological story.
Address: Üsküdar Salacak Mevkii, 34668 Üsküdar/Istanbul
Telephone: +90 (216) 342 47 47
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 12:30 – 18:30 Weekends:11:00 – 18:30
Date of Establishment: 1110
Built between 1863 – 1865 under the orders of Sultan Abdulaziz, by the famous architect Sarkis Balyan, who is also known for such works as both Çırağan and Yıldız Palaces. A building with both Eastern and Western motifs, the summer palace has 24 rooms, 6 salons and 6 bathrooms. The palace has played host to not only sultans but many famous names. After the Balkan Wars Abdulhamid II, for reasons of safety moved from Selanik’s Alatini Köşkü to Beylerbeyi Palace and remained there for the rest of his life.
Address: Beylerbeyi Mh., 34676 Üsküdar/Istanbul
Telephone: +90 (216) 321 93 20
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday–Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00
Date of Establishment: 1865
Anadolu Hisarı (Anatolian Fortress)
Anadolu Hisarı is located on the shores of the Bosphorus in Istanbul’s Beykoz district. Kanlıca lies to its north and Kandilli to its south. The fortress takes its name from the man who built it, Sultan Bayezid in 1395 and the quarter around Anadolu Hisarı.
Address: Anadolu Hisarı Mah. , 34810 Beykoz/Istanbul
Telephone: +90 (212) 263 53 05
Date of Establishment: 1395
Haydarpaşa Railway Station
The first railway line starting at Haydarpaşa Railway Station was built in 1908 running between Istanbul – Baghdad. The railway station was TCDD’s (Turkish State Railway) main station. Towards the end of the Ottoman Empire’s reign the Istanbul-Damascus-Medina (Hejaz Railway) began running alongside the existing Baghdad Railway route. On 28 November 2010 a serious fire on the roof caused it to collapse and the 4th floor became unusable. But it has never lost its unique appearance.
Address: Rasimpaşa Mah., 34716 Kadıköy
Telephone: +90 (216) 348 80 20
Date of Establishment: 1872
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque – Üsküdar
Mihrimah Mosque, or İskele Mosque, stands in the square of Istanbul’s Üsküdar district and was built by Mimar Sinan under the commission of Suleiman the Magnificent for his daughter born of Hürrem Sultan, Mihrimah Sultan. It is one of Mimar Sinan’s early masterpieces. ‘Mihr-î Mah’ signifies the Sun and Moon.
Address: Sultantepe Mah. Selmanağabostanı Sok. No:18 D:4, Kuzguncuk, Üsküdar
Date of Establishment: 1565