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Galata Bridge

Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish sandwich” (151 reviews)
“golden horn” (158 reviews)
“fishing rods” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Karakoy
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"fish sandwich"
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"golden horn"
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"fishing rods"
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"both sides"
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"catching fish"
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"balik ekmek"
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"lower deck"
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"nice walk"
in 31 reviews
"the upper level"
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"street vendors"
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"old city"
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"spice bazaar"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to walk across the bridge to the Galata Tower rather than using the tram and it was well worth it. The bridge has 2 levels with the lower level being full of cafes and restaurants. The upper deck with the trams and cars...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I wanted to go to Galata tower from my hotel. (Art City Hotel). So I planned to cross the sea by this beautiful bridge. Before I got the bridge, there was a grand bazar there which was worthy to walk. On the bridge the view...More

Thank Babak H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From this bridge you have spectacular sights 360 degrees round. Seeing all the boats and ferries wizzing through the water was a sight. I have never seen So many fishermen in such a small area. Fantastic walk across

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In addition to the nice view of the city, buildings, sea and the ships, this is the right place for photographers. You can find many fishermen on the bridge.

Thank Adiazi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are two levels on the bridge. The top bridge is filled with fisherman, cars and pedestrians. The lower is filled with mediocre seafood restaurants where restaurant staff see that you’re a tourist and try to coerce you into eating at their restaurant. It was...More

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never seen that much fishermen in one location in my entire life. It felt good to watch their process. And the passionate way at which they went about it was extraordinary.

Thank Chin N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge bridge crossing that is easily walkable on top and there is a lower level with lots of eatery stands. It was a stunning walk across this bridge over the Bosphorus. There bridge was lined on both sides with fisherman.

Thank JadepearlToronto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Street food, locals, fishermen, ferries, this is what Galata Bridge is about, a cool place to start experiencing Istanbul. It is also crowdy and noisy, but that’s the fun of it.

Thank SoniaNechifor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure why this is rated as an attraction. It's a pretty unassuming bridge. There are touristy (rather expensive) restaurants at the lower level and people fishing off the bridge, but I'm a bit perplexed as to the appeal. I've also seen a review saying...More

Thank IngC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from it is more amazing at night where you can see the shore lighted everywhere...i recommend walking the bridge from up and not from resturants downstairs...very pretty

Thank Hiba T
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Karakoy
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy
is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at
the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most
historically significant area, it’s currently one of
the most happening parts of town as well. Here street
vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks
of the Horn where the views of major attractions
across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions,
...More
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Martin A
December 10, 2017|
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Response from ESolorzanoLemus | Reviewed this property |
If I understand correctly you are arriving at 9 pm with kids, my suggestion will be to find a nice restaurant with a Terrace to enjoy the night view of the city. At night time all the tourist sites are closed. I recommend... More
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Martin A
December 10, 2017|
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Response from Jay Y | Reviewed this property |
By 9 PM, Galata Bridge will still be lined with fishermen, although the area in general will be dead because the last ferries to and from the nearby Eminonu have already passed. If you could go to only one spot in Istanbul... More
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mustafa462014
August 12, 2017|
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Response from maartenw2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that's possible and a nice walk!
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