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Built in 500 A.D., Galata Tower is one of the dominating landmarks of Istanbul. It was used as a watchtower to help defend the city.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul
Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 293 81 80
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You will really get a good cardiovascular exercise climbing to reach Galata Tower. There are excellent restaurants and cafes around Galata Tower.

Thank Amir S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One should have a look at this great city from this historical tower! Even if there is little space to move freely at the terrace, it really does worth to wait in the queque and go up! By the way, you don’t have to wait...More

Thank betul1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a nice place for young children and adults and once needs to visit if ur in istanbul this tower has a old history associated with it. My daughter loved it and what a beautiful view we saw...small cheap shops all around it for...More

Thank Ahmed M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to take your perfect photo of the city. We waited in line for an hour to get to the top, so I would advise coming early in the morning. The place has an elevator so we were able to go...More

Thank drakulicana
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What more can be said other than lovely view! It was the first “sight” of our weekend sightseeing in Istanbul. In August there was a modest queue which moved quickly. Elevator to the top. Bit busy on the balcony around the top, but with such...More

Thank sj99ad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a mandatory stop at Istanbul for anyone who enjoy city views. And they have a lift which is great!

Thank Sérgio M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed very close to this tower so it was great as a target to walk to. Looks beautiful lit up at night and is at the end of the long promenade the locals do thro the district in the evenings when it is cooler....More

Thank ewanb99
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, we enjoyed the amazing views of the city and reading about the history of the Tower. Interesting streets around to browse the shops/cafes too.

Thank NewburyMike
Reviewed 5 days ago

I stayed in the hotel not far from Galata Tower. So I went by Galata every day. And every day I admired this amazing historical tower. It is so monumental! There are a lot of cafes and restaurants around the tower. Most of all I...More

Thank Ольга Р
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can enjoy amazing view on all Istanbul. View point is small and there is much people at most of the time but it worse it. There is a restaurant on top, you can have lunch or tea. Lift will take you up, only 2...More

Thank Lidia B
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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Arooj A
July 11, 2018|
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Response from exploredaunexplored | Reviewed this property |
When you purchase the tickets for the tower they will ask you if you want to take a combo ticket for the 3D show as well..
Ashi K
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Behzadvaziri | Reviewed this property |
Hi You cannot walk on the bridge! its closed for pedestrians. you can go to Besiktas or Ortakoy to get close to the bridge. It is sooo big so try to look at it from a bit far! I would recommend boat tours from Eminonu which... More
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I am sorry but NO
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