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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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Very lively bridge

Galata bridge is full of life. When you walk through the bridge, you find fishermen lined up through the bridge, busy with work. On the main road, the traffic keeps moving. On one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Galata bridge connects the european side to the asian side of istanbul . The bridge is lovely to spend a little time enjoying the veiws of the city and the ferries going to and fro . The restaurants below the bridge are overated and complete tourist traps ! We visited yildizlar retaurant and ordered a beer. The oh so sweet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Galata bridge is full of life. When you walk through the bridge, you find fishermen lined up through the bridge, busy with work. On the main road, the traffic keeps moving. On one side of bridge is Galata tower and on other side is Suleymaniye mosque and spice bazaar. The view across is fantastic, plenty of boats and ship in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A great way to get from the Asian to the European side of the city is by walking across the Galata Bridge. Superb views of both sides of the bridge, and some good fish restaurants on the lower level offering lunch or dinner with a view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is a good way to see the Bosphorus and see both sides of Istanbul and of course all the boat traffic that is below. It has a good wide walkway and is quite pleasant on a nice day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Offers Sweeping view of Topkapi, Hagia Sophia, and a couple more large mosques. You will pass Many fishermen who are fishing for protein, not pleasure. With a bright sun, it gets hot walking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

From my cruiseship I walked to the Galata Bridge and under it. There are lots of restaurants serving seafood. Point out your lobster and they will cook it! Above you and standing along the sides of the bridge there are plenty of fishermen picking up small fishes which they sell to the restaurants under. Om the other side of the... More 

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Bridge actually is not that beautiful but the Restaurants underneath are fine and even not that nappy - the fishmarket and the Restaurants on the left bank / Galata side were amazing and packed with turkish People. Have a fishbun Balik Ekmek or Simit for a snack.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A walk across the Galata bridge is must for anyone visiting Istanbul. Not only will you have the opportunity to snap some amazing pictures of the water front, but you will get some priceless images of the Topkapi Palace, Galata Tower and the various mosques. I really liked how it is setup with all the seafood restaurants underneath. I've never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Galata Bridge spans Europe and Asia. I visited when staying in the Sultanhamet district The entire area around Eminonu is fascinating with a beautiful mosque - and lots of street vendors, including straight charcoaled fish. The Bridge is an easy walk, and I just had to stand with one foot in Asia and one in Europe!! A very touristy thing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Stretching over the river this is the perfect way to view Istanbul. You can see the Asian side. the blue Mosque and many other attractions from here.

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