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Galata Bridge

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Address: Hobyar Eminonu Mh., Hoca Kasim Koprusu Sk, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 902122439501
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with...

This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.

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Great place to watch people in their real setting.

A walk across the Galata Bridge offers a glimpse of the locals being real and nice views of the waterfront. You will be impressed by the organized chaos of the ferries and tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kingston, Canada

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A walk across the Galata Bridge offers a glimpse of the locals being real and nice views of the waterfront. You will be impressed by the organized chaos of the ferries and tour boats.

Thank PetBev
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like this area,but it's a little bit smelly. Also,once in the evening it happened to me that one man tried to steal my phone from my pocket,so be careful 'cause there's a lot of people going by,or from feribots from Uskudar and Kadikoy. Also I didn't like the smells of fish and some food from restaurants. Nice to see... More 

Thank MajaMaja1
Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

plenty of eateries under the bridge,take a coffee or the apple tea which is available from street vendors also but I would not recommend this as it could be of dubious origin stick with bottled water

Thank tonyess
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Buy a bulek ekmek at a stall and eat it looking over the Golden Horn - it's a life experience you wont forget

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

amazing view from the Galata bridge, fishes restaurants, and loads of boats. we took lots photos because of different views, Sulaiiman mosque, plus other mosques and Egyptian bazar, it's like the centre of Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favourite spot for light food. This is an extremely busy transport terminal on the Old City side. The fish grilled on bobbing boat kitchens is served in a bread roll with lettuce and onion. Buy some pickles in pink vinegar and stand by and admire the throng of people eating and travelling on the run. 10TL will... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Galata Bridge is a two-layer bridge. The lower deck is filled with many restaurants offering fresh caught seafood and as you are walking by staff members make every attempt to show you their menu and pull you inside, so this area is a bit too touristy in my opinion. The upper deck of the bridge can be a bit hectic... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can view the City, the Mosques the entrance to the Golden Horn and the Galata Tower all in one go. The Bridge is the preserve of the fishermen fishing for hamsi(sardines) so venture underneath and almost feel the water and see some of the very well adorned and touristic restaurants............. that actually do serve good fare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another lovely spot in Istanbul. Lots of cafes and restaurants under and along the sides of the bridge. Watch the sunset on the Galata Bridge before stopping by one of the cafes for dinner, or even get a fish sandwich (freshly caught fish) from a street vendor

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must go in the evening and have dinner with the locals for few turkish Liras. The fishermans are cooking right on these neon light boats on the water. You just get in line to buy the fish sandwich . Fascinating experience. Then walk the bridge at night on the bottom side so you can see the light of the town... More 

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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