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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 81 80
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I decided to do not go on top of the tower due to the long line. In stead we prolonged our walk around Galata tower and the Jewish area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DCermelli
Reviewed yesterday

Land mark in Istanbul. Go up to the tower and have a nice view of the city. Also walk around the area , many small shops and restaurants. Night view is beautiful. You can take the bus or light railway to the area and walk...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tommyyam
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I passed in front of Galata tower at night to take some photo. The tower is located in the middle of town. View at night was great. Nice historical place to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 729eds
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic view it worth to visit it and take some photos don’t forget to drink your beer or your wine at any of the small restaurants next to the tower

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank roussapidianos
Reviewed yesterday

The age, the build and the beauty of it, easy to enter ( usually a queue, but then again, a lot of people want to get up there, 😂 but it doesn’t take long ) there’s a lift so it’s easy, a gift shop (secretly...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank istanbul455
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

G.A.L.A.T.A.T.O.W.E.R This tower is the only and the most monumental one to survive from twenty-four towers in Galata, a colonial city of almost independent Genoese, which has grown several times over a period of over two hundred years.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sayedsamim23
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

if you visit istanbul as a tourist you should defiantly see galata tower;) also around tower there are a lot of places represents good and hidden parts of istanbul.. jus walk around the street going through Galata tower..

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zeyozin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This medieval stone tower - Galata - dominating the entrance of the Golden Horn, with it's almost 67 m height is definitely worth a visit, at least to its surroundings. Seen from a near by restaurant (Sensus), specially at sunset, is a fantastic view. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marcofQ9150JC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's among those places that visitors should visit There is some cafes and resturants in its nearby for spending time

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank behnammafi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely good viewing point of all Istanbul. Well worth the visit. You will have to queue. Good places to eat near but restaurant in tower a bit without character. Food ok but service impersonal.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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8 March 2019|
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Response from maedu61 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see the tado stand, but you can take the taxi easily. I recommend the Uber. The Sisli is around 15km from the bridge,maybe the cost is 50-60TL by Uber. Please check it.
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28 February 2019|
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Response from DPJ-Travels | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot make any type of reservations as the restaurant is not that big and the tower is pretty busy most of the time, in relation to your second question if you go first thing in the morning it is not that busy... More
25 February 2019|
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Response from AimeeAnne1 | Reviewed this property |
It’s 25 Turkish lira. The queue is really long usually around midday and especially around sunset. I would recommend trying to go in the morning