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This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

one of the most beautiful places in istanbul. definitely should walk around bridge and can be eat some fish and beer at the places under the bridge:)

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zeyozin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really nice bridge for walking and see great scene of sea and river.alot of cafes and restaurants here and u can sit and while watching cruises,birds and clouds ,drink ur tea :)

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

You can say it’s just an ordinary bridge and you are probably right. But it offers quite a show. Just watch the fishermen do their work or watch the passing boats while you enjoy a drink in one of the restaurants below.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mahlegrand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seen from a river cruise which means we went under the bridge as well, this bridge is filled with various shops. You can walk along the bridge to cross to the northern side of Istanbul.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceR641
Reviewed February 12, 2019

From Eminonu, it's an easy walk to Galata Bridge. You can see locals casting their rods, and fishing. We looked at their buckets but I only saw small fish. I learned that they sell the fish to the restaurants below the bridge serving the famous...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Had a walk around this crazy busy city only to find ourself sin a boat trip up and down the river from bridge to bridge. 15tl. Bargain about two hours viewing the amazing old palaces mosques etc with commentary along the way. A big bonus...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

It’s worth the walk across and to watch all the locals fish. But the sandwiches are not that tasty. Good for pictures

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank farshad13
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

During the day is a nice walk! During the night you have q great view of the Bosfor Strait. Also you can satay q little bit and watch the boats, ferries ships of all kind! Unforgettable, do not lose it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank adibfarid
Reviewed February 2, 2019

by chance, I visited the bridge twice, during the night, travelling between Golden Horn and Galata during the day, we passed by car, but it's not spectacular but during the night, it's full of life, full of joy, on both decks the lower deck hosts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Very busy area but it only takes a few minutes to walk over the bridge. Well worth doing. If you're heading to the Galata Tower be aware that it's a steep climb. Watch the fisherman on the bridge take in the panoramic views and make...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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October 20, 2018|
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Response from dviegas | Reviewed this property |
they are all over the place, easy to find.
September 6, 2018|
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Response from Nratyal | Reviewed this property |
Their are many places most of the restaurants I visited were alcohol free but you can check hotels near blue mosque. In old sultanahmet. I don’t have a specific name for a restaurant as I am not a big fan of seafood. But... More
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