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“Awesome view!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Galata Tower

Galata Tower
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$63.67*
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Morning Galata Tower and City Tour of Istanbul
Ranked #21 of 1,033 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.
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“Awesome view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

There is an elevator that takes you up and a café. Otherwise just go outside and enjoy the 360 degrees magnificent view!

Visited August 2014
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“Brilliant view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

The view was really, really nice, the whole city is under your feet. They have cafe and a restaurant up there, but we didn't eat anything there, but looked very nice also. I loved the tower very much.

Visited August 2014
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“Fantastic Visit and Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited first thing in the morning and were the first people to go up the tower that day. We had the terrace to ourselves. The views over Istanbul and the Bosphorus were just spectacular. It is a must-see attraction in Istanbul.

Visited August 2014
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“Excellent views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Although a bit of an uphill walk through some streets that some tourists may find less than appealing it's worth it. The entry fee is reasonable and the café at the top is good. The views from the top over Istanbul are excellent.

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“Great vantage point”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

Despite the line of people waiting to get in, this is well worth doing. The views are amazing from the top, especially across to the historical area.

Visited August 2014
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