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Galata Tower

Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 81 80
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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.
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Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 81 80
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just a tower with restaurant. The view from the top is excellent where many mosques can be spotted..

Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hi I could see the place from outside. This was once tallest building of the city. One can see the panoramic view of the city from the top. This place is Istanbul mark of identification.....Good to see...thanks

Thank anil_173
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very popular destination, long queues! Totally Worth it. The view from the top on the sunset is amazing. To get there you can take a kind of trolley. Very beautiful. After the visit you can go for a stroll around the tower where there are...More

Thank Bruna D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Please dont miss this freidly area and great veiw from the top of the tower. Th tower terrace is great place to have a tea but I prefer to drink ones down stairs beside souranding alley. We had the chance to visit two nice birds...More

Thank shoanahmadi
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a historical tower located in the District of Galata, above the Karakoy Pier. It was first constructed in 6th century BC. Then it has been restored by Genovians, Ottomans, and Modern Turks. If you go up to the tower, you will have an...More

Thank Ebru A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take a visit at night, I didn't go in but from the outside all lit up it's great. Good picture ops..

Thank Jen Q
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The view is amazing from the top. It’s so beautiful especially when lit up at night. The helicopter simulation was kinda cool too. I highly recommend it.

Thank Razia K
Reviewed 6 days ago

The panoramic view of the city is breathtaking. It is a must-see spot when visiting Istanbul and the ticket price is reasonable.

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good place to see around whole city with a restaurant upstairs. What I don't like is the price,bit pricy for that,no control of how many people there,it was crowded and worst for me is that it is allowed to smoke!

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Thank Krystyna S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can spot galata tower from almost anywhere in you stay in istanbul ! Its so beautiful to look at especially at night if you take a walk up the hill from karakoy in the narrow streets youll find yourself on its steps and will...More

Thank Mdawlatian
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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Ashi K
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Behzadvaziri | Reviewed this property |
Hi You cannot walk on the bridge! its closed for pedestrians. you can go to Besiktas or Ortakoy to get close to the bridge. It is sooo big so try to look at it from a bit far! I would recommend boat tours from Eminonu which... More
July 23, 2016|
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Response from Batuhan K | Reviewed this property |
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June 28, 2016|
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Response from Asma_Hosna | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe and also there is a Restaurant. I believe you will not be requiring a reservation prior as most of the time its empty. But in case you can inquire at the reception at the bottom of Galata