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Galata Bridge

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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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A bridge of sights

The bridge is a must to walk over night or day, but certainly a night crossing is more romantic. The upper parts are filled with fishermen eagerly awaiting their next catch and if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The bridge is a must to walk over night or day, but certainly a night crossing is more romantic. The upper parts are filled with fishermen eagerly awaiting their next catch and if you wait long enough, for sure you will see a catch in action. Down on the lower level is a range of restaurants nicely appointed and with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Galata Bridge is the easiest access across the Golden Horn and it doesn't cost a thing. It's crowded and noisy walking under the road on the Eminonu side to access it, but the views you get from the bridge are totally worth it.. Watch the fishermen on the bridge try their luck, sample the fresh fish and have some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

You can spend hours and hours on this short bridge and watch the life go on. All kinds of people from all around the world can be seen watching the Bosporus, fishermen or the old city. Make sure you have a drink and watch the sunset behind Hagia Sophia, the blue mosque and Topkapi Palace. Marvelous spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Best time to experience this magical atmosphere is evening, just before sunset. Trams trundlingby, people angling for fish on both sides, pedestrians passing by in different moods, and add to all this the series of sea food restaurants at the lower level. One can spend a couple of hours just soaking it all in !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a great place to have the busy rush which over looks to fisherman and sea food restaurants underneath. A good walk with a family on a nice bright day. May not be not to be missed things but I sure enjoyed it equally to the other historic places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The bridge has two levels. One for cars...and MANY fishermen and the lower one for touristy restaurants. We would stop to have some snacks and Efes beef. Once we crossed to the Karakoy side and ate at the fish market we knew why we are here. It was a wonderful experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After reading other reviews I'm confused as to where we visited,as we got pick & drop from our hotel. We were informed that it was the Kumkapi area seafood restaurants. Although it was expensive, the food was good and the view at night was great. We sat at the bottom of the bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I highly recommend walking this bridge and people watching as you go. There are fisherman that line the edge and it is interesting to see all the food venders and the men with the games of chance...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nice view of the Bosphorus. Lots of fisherman along the bridge. Never eaten here, but there a bunch of restaurants along the bottom of the bridge. Nice walk from Galata and Sultanhamet. Nice pictures, but it does get busy later in the day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Another good location if you want to experience the bustle of Istanbul. On the lower levels there are lots of restaurants. And on the upper level there is a good view of several mosques and the Bosporus. You can see the ferries hustling back and forth and observe lots of locals fishing with rods off the bridge. Part of the... More 

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