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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” (151 reviews)
“golden horn” (158 reviews)
“fishing rods” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Karakoy
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"fish sandwich"
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"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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have found a lovely seafood restaurant Yaki Balik with good variety of food but a bit expensive price

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge is the Connection between Galata and the old part of Istanbul. You see lots of fishermen every day. Underneath the bridge are restaurants. Avoid them, too expensive, made for tourists. We passed the bridge every day while we visited Istanbul. Very nice. On...More

Thank Keule1965
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a small bridge but full of character . We walked down from the Spice market and used the underpass to come up on the bridge . You can walk on top or down as well . Top : Full of local folks trying to...More

Thank Amit G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk over the Galata bridge from eminonuo to galata karakoy area to get the feel of it all .As soon as you hop on to galata bridge it starts to smell fish which is but natural since there are people catching fish with their rods...More

Thank shehla2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bridge is full of fishermen. You can also buy fresh bread, Turkish ice cream, water and tea on the bridge. Underneath the bridge are several fish and chicken restaurants that are very reasonable for the location.

Thank Matthew970
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place... But not a good environment... If you take the time Vivo to the sea and beautiful...All in good.

Thank Shima B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurants along the way under the bridge to drink Turkish tea and eat fresh caught mackerel for lunch (Balik Elmek)on your way to the Dolmabahçe Palace! You see the fisherman catching your next lunch! Beautiful views on a sunny day.

Thank Sandria L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crossing the golden horn with two levels The top span carries tramway, road and pedestrian crossing It’s also a place where many rod fishermen and women use to hook fish from the sea At the lower level there are many seafood restaurants where you can...More

Thank Maxiesan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Galata Bridge is a bridge with quite a bit of history, but you will have to do a bit of research for this. An interesting bit is about the Ottomans making a bridge of boats to cross from one side to the other, during their...More

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a great buzz and hustle and bustle at this end of the city. We used it for some lovely walk, with great views across the water. Just be wary of the young shoe-shine scammers. If anyone drops a shoe brush after bumping into you,...More

Thank SpotBoy
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Karakoy
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy
is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at
the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most
historically significant area, it’s currently one of
the most happening parts of town as well. Here street
vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks
of the Horn where the views of major attractions
across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions,
...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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