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“Unique exeperience”
Review of Galata Tower

Galata Tower
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$65.88*
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Morning Galata Tower and City Tour of Istanbul
Ranked #20 of 1,051 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Built in 500 A.D., Galata Tower is one of the dominating landmarks of Istanbul. It was used as a watchtower to help defend the city.
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Unique exeperience”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Wonderful experience. Loved being in a building so full of history. Be prepared for stairs, and alot of tourist who will wonder on the outside patio and block your view.

Visited January 2013
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“Don't miss a sunset in this place”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Despite the wait, the small elevator, the narrow walkways at the top and full price tickets even for kids you should not hesitate to visit this place to see a sunset from there. The view of the entire city is just breath taking and combined by the prayer sounds it just becomes an unforgettable experience.

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“Best at dawn and dusk!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

An amazing sunset despite the packed, narrow viewing walkway. A lift and v.few steps make it easy too. Spectacular views of Sultanamehet.

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“Visit if u have time and energy”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Galata tower is probably one of the oldest tower that is in a good shape today. It served the purpose of a guard/ observation tower. This should be visited in earlier part of the day as the climb can be tiring. Not recommended for tourists with infants.

Visited October 2012
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“Go visit in the morning!”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

You may have breakfast in the cafe by the tower, it has a great panoramic view. we payed 13 TL for entrance. you take 9 floors up in the elevator then 2 up by stairs. there's a cafe upstairs.

Visited February 2013
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