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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
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul
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Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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All reviews fish sandwich golden horn both sides fishing rods catching fish balik ekmek lower deck nice walk the upper level restaurants and cafes old city spice bazaar european side boats eminonu tram stroll
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Its a very unique bridge with the fish restaurants (boats) nearby where you can eat fresh fish.. i just loved it... and the sweet place nxt to it... i couldnt get enough of it.. had to buy 2 portions😬 ... as a tourist is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MLK224
Reviewed 9 January 2019

The wide pavement is safe and comfortable to walk along looking at the fine views of Istanbul, optimistic fishermen standing side by side and the lively boat traffic. Feels safe also during nighttime.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kattullus
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Very nostalgic, will take you back to old times, over the Golden Horn, will take you to the old town, historical İstanbul. Must see the regular fishermen who come here day & night, summer & winter. Many restaurants, coffee shops, bruch places. Must ser in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nevinsalman
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

I think it's the best bridge to walk through. Leads to the Golden Horn. The view from both sides are great.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 25ervinr
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Roughly around the same area where the Byzantines had three famous iron chain protecting entrance into the Golden Horn. Nice area to stroll.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marco_Battuta
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Very nice and romantic place to walk around and turshu suyu and balik ekmek worth to try at least once. H

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 994rashadaa
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

If you want a fish sandwich this is the place - lots of small fast food style restaurants sit below the main roadway. Looked interesting and people were enjoying their meals. Nice views of the city in both directions. Plus the river itself and all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank S4390PYalexanderm
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely to go there in rainy day saw sooooo many peoples doing fishing there no one understand english but we ask them why you doing this they said taking jome for thereself which looks good to us. Under the bridge thete is redturants for seafood...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank afsheen m
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Crowded with local food. The problem for me was the smell of the fried hiring which is consideered a traditional food

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zaghou
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

It is easy to walk across Galata Bridge, but on your way back you will be different than before because you have seen the beauty of Istanbul and you will be yearning to come back sooner than soon. I know what I am talking about....More

Date of experience: February 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
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AakilaAyman
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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
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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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