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Galata Bridge

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Address: Galata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 243 9501
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu,...

This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.

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So busy

Great for a wander and a boat trip but such a busy area much more so than the historic area but still worth seeing

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not far away are, the bazar, the fayre, and underground station. So it's a bit crowded, nice place to visit at night.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

take a stroll on the bridge ,watch the fisherman,get a fish sandwich and watch the ferrys go by.A relaxed atmosphere to enjoy the locals

Thank marufah2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view is nice. The bottom part is full with restaurants and walking there smells like fish. If you like eating fish this is the place but for me it wasn't Walking in the upper part is pleasant there are many of fish men.

Thank Dana T
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Galata Bridge is famous for the view of both sides and the fishermen standing on it, however it does not go further than that. The place was somewhere to hang out also however throughout the years it became a tourist trap with the behvaour of restaurants below. If you are walking under the bridge just ignore the insistent staff from... More 

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Beautiful bridge is between Eminunu and Karakoy. The restaurants in lower floor are so expensive and if you want to pass the bridge, they constantly offer you to have something and its annoying.

Thank HivaFazel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a wander and a boat trip but such a busy area much more so than the historic area but still worth seeing

Thank Sttevei83
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good walk with excellent views. Many fishermen along the bridge. Also plenty of places to eat....but very popular especially with the locals

Thank Hilary G
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is A very old bridge in old times it used to be the only bridge nowadays have 4 more modern bridges between ASIA and Europe , THER on t is very little trafic on the bridge but many many fisher men fishing their luck

Thank shlomo a
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

It's just a bridge that happens to have some restaurants slung underneath it and some fishermen (yes they were all men) on the top. The restaurants have good views of the water but are very touristy. No idea if the food is any good - it didn't look very special and I expect there is a big location premium.

Thank PaulofPleshey
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Galata Bridge is one of the oldest bridge in Istanbul that connects old and new part of the city over Golden Horn. The bridge is one of the picturesque point.

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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 the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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