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Galata Tower

Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
212 293 8180
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As featured in 3 days in Istanbul
Ranked #37 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers
Activities: Antiquing
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Built in 500 A.D., Galata Tower is one of the dominating landmarks of Istanbul. It was used as a watchtower to help defend the city.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very nice view u can see the panoramic view of Istanbul , if your hotel is in takssim you can walk it will take about 20 min

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What more can I say. This was truly a remarkable experience. My partner and I sat at the top of the tower watching the sun set, the lights of the buildings and streets begin to glow and the sound of the call to prayer echoing around the city, a very surreal moment. This is a must see attraction.

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marietta GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

not only is this the best place to get a great view of istanbul - the walk to the tower is excellent because of the feel you get for the city along the way. teh hills are not too steep, and unlike the rest of the city, the streets are not too crowded. It also does not feel as touristy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Galata Tower is a must see on any visit to Istanbul, as you will get phenomenal views and photos out of your trip to the top. Luckily you can take an elevator and don't need to walk up, but savor the view, take a lot of pictures and enjoy the remarkable city that is Istanbul

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My Husband doesn't like heights but I encouraged him to the top and right round the viewing platform of the Galata Tower. He was so glad he made the effort and he took some wonderful photos to prove he had been up. He said "If I can get to the top, then others scared of heights would achieve it." One... More

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a 360 degree view of all of Istanbul. It is just so beautiful and enchanting. It is a wonderful photo opt. We could even see our cruise ship waiting for us to board later in the afternoon. There was also a restaurant if one would like to sit and relax. We purchased several little gifts in the gift... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Up and....pictures up to one hundred.... Cost 20 turkyes lira. And there 2 elevator and a little crowd down stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Absolutely stunning 360 degree views of the city and coastline. There is a lift which is appreciated after the climb from the galata bridge, unless you take the funicular. Situated in an interesting area worth exploring

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Fantastic views across the city and bosphorus straits as you can walk 360* around the viewing platform, There is a lift to the top, although a short staircase up to the platform, There is a restaurant if you wish to eat there, the food smelt good but i never ate there as it was mid afternoon , Queuing was minimal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went early and took around 10 minutes of queuing, so very happy! Works out about £4 a ticket and you can get a coffee at the top

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