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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
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Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
Beyoglu
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Because of Racial difference, i didnt buy the ticket. Buy difference i mean the ticket price. Every museum sells tickets for double price for tourists, but the turks buy the tickets for half price. But the tower itself seems to be very beautiful

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 994rashadaa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a gorgeous view from the top.At all this is an old tower,but with nice view and really class restaurant on the top also.For my next trip to Istanbul i will visit this restaurant surely. To the 2th floor there is a small room...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ana P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful tower, lovely restaurant as well. Absolutely stunning views and an optional VR/simulation experience at the end!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 524bethr
Reviewed 3 days ago

Save yourself some cash and a lot of frustration. overly hyped and a waste of money. The surrounding neighborhood has more character than the tower itself.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Masaafar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a place that I admire and I love very much.Historical place.Have a very special style and atmosphere

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NiluferAstepe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to go and wasn’t expensive to get in. You go by lift and have your to walk the last 2 floors. As you arrive to the viewing deck it’s just sensational you see the whole of Istanbul as you walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yelizgg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful tower surrounded by a square with coffees and bars. The place is magic, the colours, the birds, the smell of the place is wonderful, any time of the day, a must visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gabinic21
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is quite a bit of a wait to enter the tower so going as early as possible is probably your best bet to avoid the half hour or so wait outdoors. To my relief there was an elevator to the top so no need...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 526jt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place to see all of istanbul from the top very historic place with a coffee shop in the upper floor. It is one of the famously spot to see in istanbul

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank makdissy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made this trip with friends and the views from the top are breathtaking! We went in the eve post sundown and the 360° views of the city landscapes were amazing! Don't miss the 4D-VR tour (at an additional 13 Lira) of the most famous Istanbul...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
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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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Rana S
October 16, 2018|
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Response from MirelaBarba | Reviewed this property |
The tower can be visited every day between 9 - 19.30
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Rana S
October 16, 2018|
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Response from Andrewtom | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rana, Aehm... I Had no idea that there is a show... The tower is illuminated in the evening...
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PoupeAMLW
September 12, 2018|
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Response from Natasha_Var | Reviewed this property |
Everyday. You just ask at the entrance
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