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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.
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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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

An interesting walk takes you across the galata bridge which crosses over the bospherous Fishermen await you catching macheral and storing them in buckets for a fishy dinner later It has restaurants on its lower level so why not walk accross the upper level and...More

Thank funtravels12345
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Cross walking the Gold Horn through the Galata bridge is a great attraction’ You can see the this side of Istambul from another view! Also you can choice to eat in one of the many restaurants in the bridge!

Thank adibfarid
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The view will get you. Bosphorus river with great breezes and boats that are passing the river is so hard to leave.

Thank MegaKam
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

You should visit this place and walk around and don't miss fish sandwiches . Take care of fish restaurants as it's not cheap

Thank Mohamed R
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

It's a busy place! You can cross the bridge on foot, by tram or other .. I like it on foot, so much going on and to see, and it'sa stones throw from the infamous Spice Market which is another 'must do' when in Istanbul.

Thank Larry H
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Galata bridge has a very nice view of city. You can see Asia and Europe on the bridge! Galata bridge is an artery of life, Although the Galata Bridge is a tourist attraction, but it is also very popular for the people of Istanbul, so...More

Thank Morteza1979
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

There is so much life going on the road above and in the restaurants below. Its great to imagine any fish you are eating could have been caught within the hour!

Thank Ian R
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I spent my last evening on Galata Bridge and had a lovely bean stew, sitting outside, watching the boats and ships floating past. It was not expensive but atmospheric, watching the sun go down over Istanbul, while apple tinted smoke wafted over me from the...More

Thank Blueb1rd5
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The bridge divise the new city(european part) to the old city(asian part). Every day, all day the bridge is full up of fisherman that fish in continusly without stopping. Close the bridge there are the boats where you can buy the sandwiches with fish for...More

Thank easyboy77
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This bridge has people from all walks of life, locals and tourists and everything in between. The locals fisherman come here to go fishing, all side by side and in harmony. It is a beautiful site to look at as you pass by or just...More

Thank Su O
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Nearby
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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