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Galata Bridge

Address: Hobyar Eminonu Mh., Hoca Kasim Koprusu Sk, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #76 of 670 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of...
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.

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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This bridge is the place to watch the locals fish, get your shoes shined, buy a shirt/watch/cap, and see the myriad boats going up and down the Bosphorus. We took some photos of my husband with huge fish he had caught st sea to show the locals who catch small gish from the bridge. They laughed and appreciated us making... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Get down here before sunrise and watch as the sun breaks over the Asian side of Istanbul. There are plenty of people out and about at this time in the morning as the locals line the bridge on either side with their fishing rods and buckets full of already caught fish. Great place for sunrise and people watching.

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Get fish sandwiches here, and watch the fishermen. Nice little restaurants all along the bridge at water level, and makes for a great lunch stop between Pera/Galata and the old city.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I had researched a lot over the internet over the places to go in istanbul and galata bridge was one of the popular. So me and me husband got down at Eminonu and started towards the bridge with high hopes. The moment we started, I just couldn't wait to get to the other side. There is always a crowd of... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Hi guys! This bridge links the Istanbul peninsula where you can find all the main attraction of the city to the continental Istanbul. In particular Galata Bridge goes from Eminonu to Galata. In fact from the end of the bridge on Galata side it is very easy to reach the Galata Tower. I passed this bridge during my NY holidays... More 

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Boras, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

There is not much to see on this bridge. A few fishers that are hoping to get some fish. It's easy to walk from Eminönu Pier to Galata Tower if you like to walk.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The New Galata Bridge links Beyoglu with the old city. It offers great views of the waterfront, the Bosphorus on one side and the Golden Horn on the other, with great ambience from all the locals fishing. It gives you a nice view back towards the old city with Suleymaiye & New Mosque prominent and Beyoglu/Galata tower in the other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Whether a Turk or tourist, once can appreciate the bridge. It adds to scenery and there are hundreds fishing off the bridge. It's great. But on the bridge it is another story. The prices in those restaurants/cafes are ridiculous! Constantly being nagged by staff, walking on that bridge wasn't pleasant. It also felt unsafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Galati bridge is simply buzzing during the day with activity. From vendors selling fresh fish sandwiches to locals boarding buses nearby to head in all different directions to locals fishing off the bridge for the very fish you get in fish sandwiches nearby, it is a great destination for visitors. Located to the rear of the new mosque and next... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great place to take pictures. Don't try the fish resturants below. Its a rip off. One seabass fish coasts 160 TL. No need to tell the rest!

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