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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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All reviews fish sandwich galata bridge golden horn both sides fishing rods catching fish balik ekmek nice bridge busy bridge lower deck nice walk the upper level restaurants and cafes spice bazaar old city european side boats
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was nice to walk across the bridge on a sunny day. We got a nice view of the city and river and saw some fishermen fishing.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 237sama
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fishing boats that tie up at the bridge crossing the Golden Horn fry some of the fish and slap it into a bread roll and sell it. Delicious!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jpowers495
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic bridge for walking in day and night with wonderful scenery from golden horn, other bridges, ships and fishing man. there is walk way under the bridge and there are many sea food restaurants. If you want to try that restaurants, you can want discount...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Saeid0380
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Underneath the road there are bars and restaurants lining the bridge. It’s a great place to watch the works go by. You will get a bit of hassle in people trying to persuade you to visit their restaurant but it’s worth it. We went at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Pamder03
Reviewed March 17, 2019 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 March 7, 2019

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 March 2, 2019 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 February 25, 2019 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
1  Thank Loislim
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
1  Thank pt_barker
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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