Restoration Works of Maiden’s Tower Completed
The restoration works of the Maiden’s Tower, a historical landmark that dates back to 410 BC, have come to an end. The last restoration, which began in 2021, was managed by the Scientific Committee formed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
During the restoration process, data from the end of the 18th century were utilized. Non-original roof additions on the tower and fortress section were removed, and the Maiden’s Tower was restored to its original form. The island was reinforced by surrounding it with stakes.
The historical Maiden’s Tower will be open to visitors, starting from May 11. To celebrate the completion of the restoration work, a light and sound show describing the love of the Maiden’s Tower for the Galata Tower will be held at the opening.
This iconic landmark has an interesting backstory. Legend has it that a king built the tower to protect his daughter from a prophecy that claimed she would die from a snake bite on her 18th birthday. However, she was bitten by a snake that had been hiding in a fruit basket that was carried into the tower. So the prophecy came true.
The Maiden’s Tower has been restored to its former glory, and visitors can now explore its unique history and architecture.