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Address: Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 293 8180
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Built in 500 A.D., Galata Tower is one of the dominating landmarks of...

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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There is a lift

Went with my (aged) father. There was a line so we waited at a cafe fearful there'd be a lot of stairs. However there were elevators. The tower was worth doing but I wouldn't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my (aged) father. There was a line so we waited at a cafe fearful there'd be a lot of stairs. However there were elevators. The tower was worth doing but I wouldn't recommend the helicopter 4D video tour unless you had kids with you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Galatea tower is great place to be but it's bit scary when you got to the top of the tower, great location it looks like a meeting point for lot of people, good cafes and music shops around the tower.

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Thank Savas H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the little shops and cafes around the tower. The view from top is stunning, but the entry fee is a bit high.

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Thank Nitish V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In galata tower you besides yo have an spectacular view from Istanbul you can also have dinner there, better to go at night or sunset when you can appreciate better the view with the lights and everything recommended

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you ever come to Istanbul, you should definitely see Galata tower, especially if you go to the top,it has a great view over the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is has a some sort of energy that instantly puts you in a good mood. It's like the king who lived there was always happy and high haha the view from above is breath taking and the restaurants around it are so nice. Try having an ouzo drink next to it 👊🏻

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While walking down the street, you raise your head up and suddenly you see this amazing, magical tower. I simply LOVE to see it. Sokakta yururken aniden karsiniza cikiveren bu masalsi kule istanbuluma cok yakisiyor ve beni her gordugumde heyecanlandiriyor!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing view from the top of the tower! You must see it! You have the way to see very easy all the city! Just try it and enjoy the view!

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Thank Ioannis B
Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like Turkishn historic places and Galata Tower is one of them in Istanbul. I recommend every one to visit while you are in this city.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old tower, can be seen from almost all over the city. Surronded by narrow old streets around the tower, restaurants, cafes.. Must go and see.

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