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Galata Bridge

Neighborhood: Sirkeci
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Address: Hobyar Eminonu Mh., Hoca Kasim Koprusu Sk, Istanbul, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu...
This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
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More than just a bridge, below is a network of restaurants and shops

I usually don't review bridges, but this one is certainly more than meets the eye. Below it's less that impressive top, there are many restaurants and fish shops on the lower... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I usually don't review bridges, but this one is certainly more than meets the eye. Below it's less that impressive top, there are many restaurants and fish shops on the lower level. In addition to friendly fishermen at night and great views of the golden horn and galata tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Galata Köprüsü is a very nice bridge connecting Karaköy and Eminönü sides.This venue has many things to offer like various kinds of restaurants and cafes,nargile houses at different pricing categories for everybody.Here you can always find out something suitable to yr budget.Tram service is also passing through the bridge as well as public transportation buses.You can also see many people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of Istanbul's many bridges and a great place to view NYE fireworks from. If you go down the stairs on the sides of it, you will discover a string of bars and clubs built into the underside of the bridge all jamming out great tunes! Who'd have known?? Great for NYE celebrations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The most beauty view ,breathless and fascinating ,and the restaurants under the bridge at the sea level are something like 'you must do'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

O, mama....The BEST fish sandwich is there. The smallest place under the bridge, but the biggest taste. Must have in Istambul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

While visiting Istanbul be sure to enjoy the view of the Golden Horn from Galata Bridge. It is a crowded place both with visitors and locals (fisherman in particular) but it is a landmark for the city. Also be sure to eat a fish sandwich right at the base of the bridge, they are to die for!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Remembered how i end up there by walking down the "hill" from Istiklal Caddesi all the way down passing the Galata Tower. First moment i felt was Magical, drove me into an awe moment, saw a beautiful scene, a majestic mosque right accross the land, saw ferris and boats around, people were fishing, so many restaurants under the Galata Bridge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We walked across Galata Bridge on our way from Galata Tower to the Spice Bazaar. We stopped for a beer at Vezenan cafe and restaurant so we could watch people fishing over the side of the bridge. It's a neat walk across, with plenty of neat views of the city. Definitely worth the walk across, as you would be remiss... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you want an authentic Turkish feel, visit the Eminonu neighborhood and enjoy watching the locals fishing at the Galata bridge. it can get really crowded on weekends with lots of families in the area. you can also have a nice view of the Suleymaniye mosque from the bridge. the fish sandwich is a must-eat!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A hotspot for local fishermen and a great spot for admiring the sunsets for which Istanbul is famous for. The lower level has fish restaurant while the upper level is lined with local fishermen armed with buckets and fishing rods. The smell and the sounds of cars rushing past is something. The view is impressive but not sure if you... More 

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