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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Close to the Egyptian bazaar and local stores' shopping streets, this is a neuralgic transport hub, with accordingly huge crowds. Still can find some rest in many of the restaurants beneath the bridge, most of them catering to tourists, but yet not bad, or venture...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dov A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting visit to the bridge! Amazing view on both sides of the bridge and an overview view of the old town. Local fisherman line the bridge fishing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jcwlg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is unavoidable as if you are sightseeing around Istanbul, chances are that you will end up crossing the bridge at one time or another. It is a must to walk across to watch the local fishermen casting their rods over the side for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AakilaAyman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's pretty cool View there are a few restaurants around that area so you can basically pick one of one of them and enjoy the views that bridge.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ordabekd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views on either sides. The Sultanahmet Mosque looks gorgeous from the bridge at night.. It’s fun to watch people fishing but if you are not comfortable with fish smell you may not like it..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChandrikaGole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the Grand Bazaar are the famous boats along the water front at the Galata Bridge selling great fish sandwiches.There are also always carts selling corn on the cob. Eat with the locals and enjoy all the sights and sounds of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wendell P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In this bridge you’ll find an extraordinary number of fisherman. They catch small fish. On the eminönü side there is the traditional place to eat fish sandwiches. Going to the other way you must go to galata tower @filipe__fialho (instagram)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Filipe F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have a chat with a fisher! Sit and enjoy the sun. Or just spend some time on the bridge enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. The bridge has 2 storeys, the lower one is filled with fish restaurant... bit more expensive but a true experience. Be sure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stevemE7001YD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, that's right, dolphins. Totally unexpected bonus. We sat sipping the local beer in a bar under the bridge, watching the boats go by and the mackeral getting caught on lines by the many fisherman stood by the road above our heads. It is amusing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ElKel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk across bridge, many cafes and amazing views. Can watch sunset along with the many fishermen casting their lines over the bridge.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
...More
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AakilaAyman
21 October 2018|
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Response from dviegas | Reviewed this property |
they are all over the place, easy to find.
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julss2018
6 September 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
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Martin A
10 December 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
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