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Galata Tower

Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 81 80
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 81 80
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Galata tower is famous tower in istanbul. When you climb up of the tower .you feel yourself like a bird.

Thank Max M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You go up by elevator,arrive at the top,take some pictures and go down by stairs or elevator. That's it. It's a very nice view of the city up there but in my opinion is not worth the price.

Thank Iasmina0201
Reviewed 2 days ago

i had planned Galata tower and bridge visit for my last day stay in Istanbul , as we reached the tower we faced with a long turn to go inside and top of the tower . a few minutes i was there and i found...More

Thank MohammadNejad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tje Galata Tower, one of the oldest towers of İstanbul. 60m+ height, it will offer you an amazing panoramic view on the Bosphorus and the hole city of Istanbul. There is also a restaurant inside, and you can do helicopter simulation that will show you...More

Thank imadelahmadi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time in Istanbul, visiting this great place. recommend to use elevator to get to the top and use stairs going down. Unforgettable view from the top balcony. Great atmosphere, friendly staff. You can also stay longer there and visit a restaurant at the top

Thank Kashkin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The 360 views you get of Istanbul are spectacular. There is also a restaurant and a cafe on top of the tower.

Thank Guediver
Reviewed 5 days ago

The line can sometimes be long although there is an elevator that puts you to halfway confortable but a bit crowded at top. But undeniably a great wiew

Thank MakesSenseBro
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is an elevator and you only climb up 2 levels. You walk around the tower and enjoy a 360 view of Istanbul. Also can stop at the cafe/restaurant for a drink or more. Beautiful location all around the tower.

Thank LasLuces
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

360 degree view of Istanbul, we ate at the restaurant, food is good. I would not put it on the must see list, but if you have seen the prime stuff, this is next

Thank westlinn
Reviewed 6 days ago

In a very picturesque neighborhood , not very far from the end of Istiklal and not far from Galata bridge (uphill). We went just before closing 20:30 in November this year and we had the most AMAZING views from our trip to Istanbul.

Thank Cretan_native
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Ashi K
13 September 2017|
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Response from Behzadvaziri | Reviewed this property |
Hi You cannot walk on the bridge! its closed for pedestrians. you can go to Besiktas or Ortakoy to get close to the bridge. It is sooo big so try to look at it from a bit far! I would recommend boat tours from Eminonu which... More
24 July 2016|
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Response from Batuhan K | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but NO
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28 June 2016|
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Response from Asma_Hosna | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe and also there is a Restaurant. I believe you will not be requiring a reservation prior as most of the time its empty. But in case you can inquire at the reception at the bottom of Galata