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Galata Bridge

Galata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
+90 212 243 9501
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This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish sandwich” (129 reviews)
“golden horn” (142 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Galata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 212 243 9501
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

You will have interesting views from the bridge, but is not an outstanding place. There are many fish (and expensive) restaurants below the bridge, but the locals avoid them

Thank Lmadrid
Reviewed 4 July 2016

you better visit this place and definitely take those fish sandwich near the bridge which is an unforgetable experience for anyone.

Thank al s
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Food was fine although maybe a little higher priced, but the view cannot be beat for sunset over the river.

Thank Bethieboo28
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This is how bridges should be. Not just for cars this one has two levels the top one for getting across and fishing and the lower one for eating grabbing a famous fish sandwich drinking tea or beer and watching the world go by. It...More

Thank EscapedCumbrian
Reviewed 3 July 2016

You are constantly harassed by the restaurant owners and don't have the time to study the menu before being offered all sorts of deals to eat in their restaurant. Food quality was not good in the restaurant we choose the one time we ate on...More

Thank R6234CTTraveller
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The Galata Bridge brings you in touch with the locals --- you'll see street vendors and fishermen and the crazy ferries making their way to the Bosphorus. Check out the restaurants on the lower deck of this historic bridge. In a hurry (like the locals),...More

Thank Rose-Marie H
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Do you recommend this activity for travelers looking for nightlife? Yes No Not Sure Would this be a good rainy day activity? Yes No Not Sure Is this attraction free to the public?

2  Thank Ershad A
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Galata bridge is one of my favorite bridges all around the globe , the view is fantastic , the restaurants are filled with crowd , the food is great. Extremely romantic !

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Every walk of life can be seen on the Galata Bridge. Cold beer (even during Ramadan) & the freshest , most tender & delicious calamari I have ever had!

Thank James J
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The old Galata Bridge with its restaurants was one of the iconic experiences of Istanbul The modern bridge does its best but lacks the same atmosphere. Eating there however remains one of the must-do experiences - but beware rip-offs!

Thank John H
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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4 July 2015|
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Response from Audrey K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's around 10-15 min walking distance..and it's downhill!
16 March 2015|
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Response from yramoet | Reviewed this property |
if I am not wrong there are two or three, exept the Galata one. We walked along the Ataturk bridge.
27 February 2015|
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Response from Alexander S | Reviewed this property |
Far, but you can get funicular to Taksim square, then walk on famous Istiklal street, which will get you to Galata tower and then - Galata Bridge. Easy and beautiful