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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 16 September 2018 via mobile

The bridge is a world of its own with fisherman (real locals) and boats that serve fresh ‘off the boat’ fish sandwiches at the Spice market end. It’s not a long bridge and a great way to see the river. I had the best fish...More

Thank michinoz
Reviewed 12 September 2018

If you go to Istanbul, Galata bridge should be on your top 3 attractions. Don't forget to eat the fish in bread and have a nice cup of Turkish coffee

Thank Alexandra P
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat though pricier than many other areas,but, that’s what you pay for dining in such an unusual and prime location

Thank Sian F
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Great views from the bridge that allow a view of the Asian and European sides, although it connects only European sides itself. You can admire hundreds of people fishing and one side of the bridge (left side while looking at the blue mosque) has restaurants...More

Thank Marco B
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The walk from Sultanahmet to İstiklal over the Galata Bridge is full of great experiences. You can either take the restaurant route and stop for refreshments or walk along the pavement. Be aware of the shoeshine man whose scam is to drop his brush to...More

Thank nomadicsunbird
Reviewed 7 September 2018

One of the oldest Bridge in Istanbul connecting most of the historical sites with the city. a Hub of Fishing Culture in Istanbul. Loads of the restaurants under the bridge on both sides and also the famous Three Boats serving the Fish Sandwich and much...More

Thank MohsinMughal
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The restaurants on both sides of the bridge all seem to serve the same food. The differences are in the quality of seating and the view. It is also an easy bridge to cross on foot.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the ‘vultures’- trying to force you into eating at their restaurants spoil this attraction- we couldn’t even enjoy a peaceful walk and sunset. I understand they are scouting for business but being rude and just forceful is really unnecessary. Just ignore everyone- walk past...More

Thank KwazuluNatalSunshine
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We were here last night its a amazing view in night time wiht light many fish restaurants and near by spice bazaar and new mosque

Thank Carlos D
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The oldest bridge in Istanbul Made by steel Separating taksim from sultan ahmed area Have 2 floors Lower for seafood restaurent and upper for car and train Always crowded and many Fisher enjoying there

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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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21 October 2018|
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Response from dviegas | Reviewed this property |
they are all over the place, easy to find.
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
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