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Built in 500 A.D., Galata Tower is one of the dominating landmarks of Istanbul. It was used as a watchtower to help defend the city.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul
Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 81 80
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This your was once an observatory. 219 ft high. Stunning view from the top. 7 floors by elevator and then 2 floors up. It's worth the climb though. You can have panoramic view of the whole city from here

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Samir2305
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At first I didn’t think that it worth to go there but after I reach there I thank God that my friends made me go there! The view was amazing.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank shahzade2ragge
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must visit place. Amazing views of the istanbul . u can see both sides of the city . when i went the price was 25 lira

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank abdulahaddaud
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Istanbul is full of sites of historical importance and tales to be told. You can’t get enough of it with one visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rouba2019
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Especially if the weather is not clear, or the sun is in front of you. Some queuing to go up, so go early.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For all my trips to turkey i have never visited the site , but i saw it in photos and happened to be nearby at night when a friend suggested to see it it is actually prettier at night as it would have been crowdier...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 266faraja
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Revisited Galata Tower the other day. Were lucky the sun was out while we were there as it had been raining during the day. We didn't have to wait long to get in, perhaps 20-30 mins. The views from there are great as you can...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I visited this tower was some 20 years or so ago - and as far as I remember I had to climb stairs from the bottom to the top . This time there was a lift and the tower has been made...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark Benjamin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are into historic, this is going to be your tower. The tower offers a 360° view of that part of the city and is one of the oldest towers of the world. A must go if you're in Istanbul.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Joste S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk from the metro wasn’t to long, maybe 15-20 minutes. As with everywhere in Istanbul, there are shops along the way. I was hungry and stopped for what I thought was shawarma. Only after a few bites did my husband let me know it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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April 5, 2019|
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Response from RidzAziz250895 | Reviewed this property |
You cannot take stroller up to the Galata tower. There is facility below for safekeeping. Thanks
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March 7, 2019|
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Response from maedu61 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see the tado stand, but you can take the taxi easily. I recommend the Uber. The Sisli is around 15km from the bridge,maybe the cost is 50-60TL by Uber. Please check it.
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February 27, 2019|
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Response from DPJ-Travels | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot make any type of reservations as the restaurant is not that big and the tower is pretty busy most of the time, in relation to your second question if you go first thing in the morning it is not that busy... More