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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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nice view over golden horn and bosphorous

this is a nice vantage point to get a different view of istanbul, over the bosphorous and the golden horn. if eating at any of the restaurants underneath, please do your... read more

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

this is a nice vantage point to get a different view of istanbul, over the bosphorous and the golden horn. if eating at any of the restaurants underneath, please do your research and check prices before ordering.

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İstanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

if you like to see every class of the human beans please go there and seat one of the caffe enjoy it.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The fast food restaurants under the bridge are a modern development of the more traditional establishments which were under the last reincarnation of the Galata bridge. The new ones don't have the same character but if you are happy with the speciality of the house here, that is mackerel in a bun, you will still get a good deal. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A walk across the bridge and then under the bridge to look at the various restaurants are a must see and do while in Istanbul Along the edge of the river there are boats selling freshly cooked fish. Do be warned though they have a lot of fine bones so be careful I travelled there a couple of years ago... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I know you all want a view, but the restaurants are really pricey, try to walk on the bridge and see the views, but pass the bridge and have your lunch/dinner at the other side, cheaper and tastey. If you want to save some money, then try it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We took the tram to Taksim square, walked down Istiklal avenue to Galata tower and to galata bridge. It was a very pleasant walk across the bridge. The bridge has 2 levels. On the first level you will see traffic and many people fishing. In the second level there are many restaurants and cafes. There are many carts selling fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When you go over bridge, you feel fish and breeze all over; for me its like magic. Below bridge are many restaurants (little expensive in my opinion). In my recommendation, when you go over bridge at the end is man selling fish in bread with salad for 5 lira. One word: awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Many people probably walk along this bridge and watch the fishermen and the activity on the harbour as we did. We were going to go to the end and then cross the road and come back the other side when we spotted you could go down a level. On the lower level below the bridge are cafés and places to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

one of the many bridges of istanbul.bu this oen connects the historic center to galata and pera region. manyf fish market..close to egyptian closed agora .and near to many interesting places of the city.you can take the boat to princess islands nearby or take the hourly boats for bosporus ..and allround mnay street food .especcially with fish and all kinds... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Better go there in the morning before noon,otherwise it will be so crowded and full with people.Also consider to buy the istanbulkart,it is cheaper than buying token everytime you commute using Trem.T1 trem passes this route,and it shows you where to stop too!

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Address: Hobyar Eminonu Mh., Hoca Kasim Koprusu Sk, Istanbul, Turkey
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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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