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Galata Bridge

Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #70 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Bridges
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
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bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

after seeing the wondrous architecture of Istanbul and its intriguing streets, th Galata Br. was a bore..... we used it to come down from Galata Tower and cross back into Sultanahmet area, but that's it. the dingy restaurants below were not inviting, neither was the fish-sandwich vendors, but it served its purpose. Surprisingly, despite the numerous boats plying below the... More

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Beirut, Lebanon, Middle East
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

we walked from taksim square down to galata and then to the bridge. we stumbled upon a cafe under the bridge and took shisha which was one of the best. music is a bit loud but it made the place feel festive. the view as sun set down and lights started to sparkle around the city was marvelous. but it... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's popular bridge to go fishing. You can see people going there to catch fishes...mostly these are small fishes they catch. It's also bridge between Sultanahmet and Beyoglu are so it's always full of people. It's also nice viewsport over Sultanahmet.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Really one of best point to capturing İstanbul. Fishermen especially uniquely must see. Scenic view and you can spend really unforgetable hours here. But the point is cafe's and Restaurants are extremely commercial. You can have big surprise bad food and high bill.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

locals fishing. tourists getting on boats for the Bosphorus cruise. as you walk along the bridge you will stop and take pictures of the European side and the old city. what I did was to walk along the top first and when I head back I walk under the bridge where there are numerous restaurants and cafes. you can relax... More

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staffs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

there are 2 layers to the bridge, top layer fishermen, lower layer many bars and restaurants, but if you go over the galata side and turn left on to the riverside you come to the fish market. walk through and at the far end are several small restaurants who get the fish and cook ti any way for you, but... More

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is directly below the galata bridge and is quite happening at night. The water is full of boats all serving fresh finsh sandwiches, while quite delicious be careful they still have bones. A nice place to spend the evening.

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Targoviste, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Eminonu Square and Galata Bridge reflects in a nice manner the atmosphere of the city, which is nicely constructed by the mosques, the gentle Bosphorus breeze, the bridges, the palaces... You can sightsee over a wide part of the city from there. In its neighbourhoud, there is Karakoy, where there is a fish market and Istanbul Modern Museum and also... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

An quick and easy way to get across the Bosphorus is to take a walk along Galata Bridge. You can either walk along the top or I recommend going downstairs and walk the lower level. The lower level is lined with restaurants and fisherman. The bridge takes about 10 minutes to cross and is sometimes faster than taking the tram... More

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Cairo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Galata bridge is the best way to move to the sultanhmet area to Taksim and vice versa, it is a short nice walk on the golden horn where you can find many fish restaurants bellow the bridge. The bridge itself is average and a bit crowded because of people fishing on both sides of the pavement. After having a... More

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