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Galata Bridge

Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish sandwich” (152 reviews)
“golden horn” (158 reviews)
“fishing rods” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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"fish sandwich"
in 152 reviews
"golden horn"
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"fishing rods"
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"both sides"
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"catching fish"
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"balik ekmek"
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"lower deck"
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"nice walk"
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"the upper level"
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"street vendors"
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"old city"
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"spice bazaar"
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"european side"
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"turkey"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a mater of fact importance of this place is for ferry station but if u want to visit this bridge i suggest u don’t go to the restaurants under this bridge which serve fish and seafoods. If u want to eat fish in this...More

Thank Meysam R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to see and take a walk across, but beware of the tourist traps along the way. Can make for a nice short walk with good photo opportunities

Thank Brenton K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Avoid Galata bridge fish restaurants, especially Cansin « Restaurant » One man accost you and start his rubbish speech and promise to offer you tea and dessert in order to convince you to enter, but once you accept you don’t see him anymore and you are trapped....More

Thank Simo M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the time to walk over the Galata bridge and also try to view it from the water. Both angles will give you a different feel. Walking on foot across the bridge will let you experience and observe fishing done by the locals at an...More

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

view is fascinating. we reached the Galata tower via the bridge. ıts to crowded but the view is worth it. u shouldnt miss the sounds on the bridge and after the bridge u should visit the galata tower.

Thank Erica T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good seafood Good Turkish food Nothing to add Mostly locals Ask them about GalataSaray football team, they love it

Thank Hamed N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the top of The Galata Bridge I saw the buildings in the old town which stands with its magnificent picturesque. in my opinion it is better to visit in the afternoon because of the scenery around the bridge looks more beautiful. The light output...More

Thank tppas2000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this bridge is not a "thing to do" because it has no attraction. it just links the old part of the city to the new part, like 3 other bridges over the golden horn. under the bridge there are lots of seafood restaurants, but at...More

Thank Safoura-rahbari
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used it to cross from Karakoy to old city. A lot of fishermen, so it really smells of fish. But under the bridge is covered area with restaurants, where waiters were very insisting to drag us in the restaurants

Thank Svetlana C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were just trying to get to the other side when we discovered the great covered areas on either end of this bridge. There are dozens of restaurants where one can sit at the waters edge in the shade with the breeze in your face...More

Thank rhondarecreates
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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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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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Martin A
10 December 2017|
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Response from Jay Y | Reviewed this property |
By 9 PM, Galata Bridge will still be lined with fishermen, although the area in general will be dead because the last ferries to and from the nearby Eminonu have already passed. If you could go to only one spot in Istanbul... More
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mustafa462014
12 August 2017|
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Response from maartenw2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that's possible and a nice walk!
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