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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
Beyoglu
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view from top of the tower is wonderful. It’s the medieval stone tower in Karaköy/Istanbul. P.S: It’s not recommended to acrophobes.

Thank Shindokht
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited first June to simply have a look as hear the queues are either long or not always open on a Friday. We waited 8 or so minutes to get in. Its limited how many can go up at one time and you realise why...More

Thank tink10000
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant seemed rather overpriced, but 40 lira to go up the tower and see the city from above is well worth it. From up top, you can really soak in the historic vibes of the city and appreciate the scale of the city. It...More

Thank Keith T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you search for the best view of the city don't miss to climb the tower and get it there. Best view of the city in the European part

Thank Tsvetomir T
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Make sure to walk the road to the tower, have coffee in a coffee place near it where you can see the tower and then climb it to get a beautiful view of Istanbul. The entrance fee is cheap (10TL if you hold a Turkish...More

Thank itsEdin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from The Galata Tower really give you a great perspective of how big Istanbul really is! The 360 degree views are an excellent way to see the vastness and beauty of the whole city. Great for taking pictures and just soaking in the...More

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful walk from Karakoy to Galata Tower! What a pleasant experience with the locals - do take a moment to experience the little side streets too if you love something "different" - amazing finds! If you continue the walk you reach the very...More

Thank 641LizaV
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Galata Tower should probably be the first attraction for any traveller in Istanbul as it offers amazing views of the Bosphorous. The entry fee of 25 Liras (June 2018) prices was totally worth spending. Ideal time to visit: - Dusk would be the best time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elevator then walk two flights of stairs. Great view but the guard rails were very short! I suffer from vertigo and I was very scared I might trip and fall off.

Thank Rebecka E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A tower with a great view over Istanbul. We visited the tower in April 2018 early in the morning. It was not open before 10 am but we came back to go up and see the view

Thank Sofia Guided T
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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
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Response from Batuhan K | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but NO
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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
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