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Galata Bridge

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Address: Galata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Phone Number: 902122439501
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu,...

This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.

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Lovely place

Lovely place and atmosphere at bridge. People busy in catching fish on top of bridge while vehicle crossing it behind them while on lower story restaurants selling variety of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely place and atmosphere at bridge. People busy in catching fish on top of bridge while vehicle crossing it behind them while on lower story restaurants selling variety of eatery. Prices at restaurants are negotiable. Bread with fish is speciality here and around this place but I found it dry and without spices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is quite popular , you will find tourist boats , ships , food , Shopping , trams and under bridge lot of good resturants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Galata Bridge is full of fishermen at virtually every inch. The bridge is very populated and underneath the road, there are at least a dozen shops and restaurants. You can have a decent view of central Istanbul too! Recommend that you take a walk across this bridge and take in the sights.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Interesting bridge used mainly by cars and fisherman. Links downtown Istanbul to the old town which includes the 2 bazaars and the major sites of Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must when visiting Istanbul. The Galata Bridge spans the Golden Horn and links the historic centre of Istanbul with the Genoese merchant quarter that still retains an air of non-conformity and excitement. Sit here on your first morning, at any of the numerous cafes on the lower level, sip your Turkish coffee and gaze at the banks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice crowded area. The seafood Restaurants under the bridge are so good and cheap provided you eat in the popular ones. Avoid the un busy restaurent and go with the flow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On your way to Tansim square you should step in the Galata Tower, you will get very impressive views and better pictures to surprise your base fans in wassup or Instagram. ;)

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Thank David R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

walkaway from grand bazar and having lunch in the harbour front restaurants where fresh catch is being served.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Istanbul is so full of bridges and every bridge has its own history. This bridge does not connect east and west, it connects west form west.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning view - make sure you go at sunset, enjoy the beautiful view of the golden horn/Bosphorous, the silhouette is mosques lit up in the skyline and the fishermen up on the bridge catching fish! Awesome places for food, great patios.

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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