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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” (153 reviews)
“golden horn” (161 reviews)
“fishing rods” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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"fish sandwich"
in 153 reviews
"golden horn"
in 161 reviews
"fishing rods"
in 24 reviews
"both sides"
in 76 reviews
"catching fish"
in 17 reviews
"balik ekmek"
in 24 reviews
"lower deck"
in 24 reviews
"nice walk"
in 31 reviews
"the upper level"
in 19 reviews
"street vendors"
in 14 reviews
"old city"
in 41 reviews
"spice bazaar"
in 31 reviews
"european side"
in 22 reviews
"turkey"
in 17 reviews
"boats"
in 138 reviews
"galata"
in 56 reviews
"tram"
in 78 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take walk on the galata bridge to capture the wonderful views of Istanbul, with the Bosphorus on one side and golden horn on the other . This is the best place to view the city . It’s lovely to see the boats passing by and...More

Thank Ruchi890
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I don’t like this place at all as I find it has no character. On the lower level there are lots of restaurants with pushy salespeople that I do not appreciate. The food is also overpriced. If I go again , I’ll have a fish...More

Thank Mandana R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The life around this bridge is unbelievable. From the fishermen on the top level who were always asking me if I wanted to try myself to the restau4ants on the lower level. Sure they were trying to get my business but in a real friendly...More

Thank andy h
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nothing beats this lovely bridge connecting you to the heart of the city. On a clear day, you can take in the sights of this gorgeous city for miles ahead. The fishermen flanking the edges are delightful to see and friendly. There is something clearly...More

Thank Jebenna
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Istanbul, then make sure you go to Galata Bridge both in the day time and at night. The bridge is known to have series of restaurants serving Turkish and Mediterranean delicacies, and the view of Phosphorus from wherever ever you are...More

Thank kamransani
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lot of restaurants next to each other, they serve great food and at night there are lot of music and musicians playing next to your table , and you can tip them! We walked there many times , it’s nice and has great view of...More

Thank Heaam A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a great walk across the straight, all hustle and bustle, full of folks fishing, and that makes it quite interesting, great views across to the Asian side as well. Don't go especially but if you are going to the golden horn, walk don't ride,...More

Thank JLM3080
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked across the bridge lots of fishermen and people beautiful view heaps of restaurants. Cannot say much else you just have to do it

Thank Gary P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can have a nice view over the old town city but the bridge, in itself, isn’t a great piece of architecture. You have plenty of locals fishing in the dirty river and, underneath the bridge, there are plenty of tourist orientated restaurants that aren’t...More

Thank Cuca8219
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fishermen, transportation and many people .. a walk on the bridge is like experimenting life in Istanbul in a nutshell. I have been in the day light, but liked the night walk more. Can end up at the fish shops and grab a fish sandwich...More

Thank Rawan B
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Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
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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
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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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