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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
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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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The Galata Bridge crosses the Golden Horn, close to where it runs in to the Bosporus. This is a very busy water way crammed with dozens and dozens s of ferries and water taxies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

galata bridge is a two floor brige over the fmous golden horn connecting beyoglu and fatih. its a popular place for fishermen. enjoy the nice view but avoid the restaurants in lower floor as they are VERY overpriced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favourite places in Istanbul. plenty of restaurants under the bridge that provide all sorts of things, you can visit for a nice mackerel platter, shisha or even a drink, it has great views at any time of the day. Many tourists come here and some locals as well, and the prices are very good. Basically a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Galata Bridge crosses the Golden Horn, close to where it runs in to the Bosporus. This is a very busy water way crammed with dozens and dozens s of ferries and water taxies as well as fishing boats and cruise liners. He Bridge has two tiers, and carries cars trams and pedestrians. The top layer also hosts hundreds of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walking in this area is nice enough. Some recommend the fish burger but I was too much in a hurry to stop.. Regret it so much.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you hang around in Istanbul, this place is fantastic to go for a view over the water, the two continents Europe and Asia with the only connection by car you can see. Fisherman's are all around here and it is very noisy but fun.

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galata bridge is full of life: You will find amateur fishermen trying to catch fish, Sea-food restaurants will serve the fish. Great location to see ferries.

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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a good place for watching local's life, it has good places for taking photos and is a good place for watching sea birds.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The birdge connecting two sides of golden horn, is center of commercial things in the area. Most people think that this is bosphorous bridge connecting Asia and Europe but this bridge is on european side over the golden horn (a part of bosphorous)

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the Galata tower for those who are brave enough to walk up there, next to the new mosque. Lots of seafood and fish restaurants beneath it but it is a bit "tourist-y"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bridge connects the Spice Market area to the Galata Tower area. You can see locals fishing & selling their catch on the spot. Good experience to just walk past this bridge.

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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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