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Galata Bridge

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Address: Hobyar Eminonu Mh., Hoca Kasim Koprusu Sk, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 902122439501
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Crazy fishermen but worth it.

We went across Galata bridge on a Sunday morning. The bridge was packed with people fishing. Fun watching them but we didn't see any fish caught, shame!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Smell the fish on the grill? you are there, the bridge links the Galata district to Sultanahmet area... (where the old part of the city is... Blue Mosque, Grand Bazar, Topkapi, Hagia Sophia etc). Underneath one may find several restaurants on each side of the bridge right at the water's edge. On the Sultanahmet area one can get the Bosphorus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The first impression was overwhelming, i never saw that much people crossing a bridge. It is a great place to eat under the bridge restaurants !!! thank you Istanbul for a great place that you are.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I always find the Galata Bridge itself a bit of a let down, to be honest. What I like to do is to get off at the last stop before the bridge, use the underground crossing and walk back to the Bosporus on either side or pass under the bridge on either side That's where you'll find the real Istanbul.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went across Galata bridge on a Sunday morning. The bridge was packed with people fishing. Fun watching them but we didn't see any fish caught, shame!

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

this bridge offering fishing enthusiasts to challenge their fishing skills... below level hv a row of fine dining and ample choice of cuisines... worth to visit via walking

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Walking down from Taksim Square towards Istıklal Str all along, and passing Galata Tower, now you are at this bridge, which should be walked for best scenes - try to make it there when the sun is going down. The sea will give you best examples of sparkling opposite light photography. The ferries, boats going busily, and the people fishing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views wherever you look. The upper deck which carries pedestrians, road traffic, and trams allows you to cross completely from bank to bank on either side of the bridge. The lower deck doesn't span the water entirely so you climb stairs to the upper deck to complete a full crossing. The lower deck is full of restaurants with men... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing bridge indeed. My wife and I enjoyed it very much, but would not attempt to have lunch or dinner, we enjoyed a nice mint tea to rest and watch the lovely views. It is highly recommended be it during the day or evening. Could be crowded as it is very touristic and a famous attraction as well as an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Hi Dears in last November i was there every day for 4 days to walk it's the best place to walk as you can see a lot of thing the fisher pepole and the YAKMEK resturent the it's cold in Novmber

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Galata is a great bridge full of life: the people that seems to fish there 24 hours a day; the incredible quantity of restaurants that are there; the traffic that never stops! Is a thing to do also because of the view that you can have either of the Golden Horn or the entrance of the Bosphorus but...do it quickly!

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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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