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“Bridges from Galata to old town”
Review of Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge
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USD 394.78*
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Istanbul Night Walk Food and Dinner Tour
Ranked #69 of 1,203 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
Reviewed 31 March 2018

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 the side of the pld town you find a Camii (closed March/April 2018) a basar where you can buy spices and boats with good fish dishes. Ist street Food, try it.

From here ist not far to the big Bazar, Hayga Sofia and Topkapi Palace.

Thank Keule1965
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

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 catch the local fish , very relaxing to see the Galata Tower , The Sulemani Mosque and the Golden Horn . The sounds of the Gulls , The ferry's trumpeting their movement from European to Asian side and beyond , the smell of the sea and fish . On the other end is the Karakoy tram stop and the entrance to the Funicular rail that takes you to Istiklal Caddesi and Taksim Square . Everything in Istanbul is walking distance as well a tram stop away , wonderfully connected. Also wonder of wonders there is a five star well maintained toilet just under the bridge on the Karakoy end - yes and you can pay 1 Lira and use it with your Istanbulkart ! Kudos to the local authorities maintaining this with the thousands of people thronging the bridge . We did not eat at any of the restautants on the bridge but had the most delicious Balik Ekmek or Fish sandwich on the Spice Bazaar end . The closest fishing boat to the bridge . Do it !!

Thank Amit G
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 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 and on the lower level there are alot of fish restaurants .

Thank Shehla2017
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 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 25 March 2018 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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