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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 1 week ago via mobile

If you ever go to instabul you must pay a visit there..the building is outstanding..it has many shops nearby to eat to go shopping or for coffee and souvenirs..i enjoyed it..

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank dimitrisk983
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous view, elevator up then you need to take spiral stairs to the top. There is a restaurant which I didn’t try. I went there for the beautiful 360 view. I got the pass for the Tower top only no extras. Long line but moves...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank nooda1977
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed on the galata tower street (Airbnb) and when i woke up every morning i could see the tower. It was absolutely remarkable. Its so pretty, and witnessing it from all different time of the day was just fantastic. The tower itself it similar...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice old tower and very nice and beauyifull view over Bosphorus moreuz, Golden horn, Sultanahmet...

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nesvil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have a great view of the city from this tower. You need to pay 35TL to climb the tower with an elevator. We went up during the night time and it was not so bad. You can take your time to take photos and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank iamralphrichard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tower is in the middle of Galata neighborhood, which I recommend so much because you’ll find a more traditional Istanbul, not that super touristic city you perceive at other places. At the tower square there are coffees and ice cream so you can relax...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank sergioruiz5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was ok to visit and can sit around enjoy coffee or ice cream! Also can buy many things of souvenirs. Nice place to enjoy afternoon.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice uphill walk from Karakoram station through narrow alleyways. There is also another approach where you have to climb up the steps. Definitely make a trip to the top and don’t miss the opportunity to take good pics. Not covered by museum pass. Entry...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank PoornimaNataraja
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice place I waited some time on the long queue to get into it but i did not succeeded. You may need to go early :D - Try the turkish coffee on the restaurant there. City view is available even at the ground,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 339alirezak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the tower by walking along Istiklal Caddesi from Taksim Square visiting a few shops en route which was most interesting and enjoyable. It really is worth the queueing, entrance fee and the short stair climb after exiting the lift as the Istanbul...More

Date of experience: March 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