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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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People watching and Good but Expensive Restaurants

This is a great place to sit and let the world pass you by. There are some great restaurants and coffee shops but they are quite expensive. Pick carefully and you can have a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Swindon, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This bridge is unique in nature,as connects both sides of lands in Turkey Apart from Marmara Bridge which is also another landmark,tGalatta Bridge is superb not only its normal structure but location where it is situated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely area of Istanbul with people going about their daily lives. We enjoyed sitting outside at one of the restaurants watching the boats and people. Definitely worth a stop. The spice bazaar is nearby so it would be a good idea to explore the market before or after walking across the bridge. A lot of people will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

With the many tour and ferry boats that depart from this location, it is a very busy spot. The bridge is nothing to look at but serves to connect the Golden Horn to the main part of the European side of Istanbul. There are numerous fish restaurants under the bridge but since much of the fish served is caught right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to sit and let the world pass you by. There are some great restaurants and coffee shops but they are quite expensive. Pick carefully and you can have a great meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is not as breathtaking as many of the world class sites in Istanbul, but very much a living bridge where fishermen congregate from sunrise to sunset. There's also loads of basic but pleasant restaurants underneath the bridge, but my advice would be to go to one of the mackerel sandwich sellers at the end of the bridge on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just the Atmosphere around the Galata Bridge was special. A must is the Fresh Fish Rolls. Lots of Locals and the Spice Bazaar is close by. The view Cross to Galata Tower spectecular .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

smells and sounds of Istanbul is memorable. lots of small food carts and a few roadside restaurants serving quick local food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Nothing spectacular about the bridge itself. We used it to walk toward the Galata tower. The bridge has vendors hawking stuff, but nothing much more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Grab a seat facing either side (we preferred the western view) along with your favorite drink (Efes) and enjoy the scene. Not much is more sublime than watching the sun go down over the golden horn with the mosques dotting the landscape, ferries whisking folks to Asia and the call to prayer echoing in the background. If I could capture... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Is considered an important bridge that links the two important parts of Istanbul. There are several restaurants in the bridge, when we were almost empty, there is a Turkish tavern. But do not feel comfortable walking on the bridge, a little dark, a lot of people fish. I would expect to be more croqded

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Address: Address: Hobyar Eminonu Mh., Hoca Kasim Koprusu Sk, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sirkeci

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