The medieval Galata Tower gives a fairytale feeling to the hilly Beyoelu district, on the north part of the Golden Horn. Topped by a conical tiled steeple and gold finial, the 67 meter high stone tower was built by the Genoese in 1348. Explore the outdoor observation place at the top for a marvelous panorama reaching to Sultanahmet, have dinner or a snack at the tower-top restaurant, or view a Turkish belly-dancing show inside the nightclub.
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This tower has been the icon of not only Istanbul but of the whole Turkey. The tower experienced a lot of highlights in history of Turkey and even though it has been through ages and gone through experiences, its beauty has been well reserved.
The top deck will serve you an amazing 360 view of the whole Istanbul and of the Bosphorus strait. We spent an hour just taking all the view up there!
Inside floors of the tower has been customized: museum, observatory deck, 3D flying experience and a souvenir shop.
All worth the 30liras!
Trivia: The first flying man in the world took off
from the Galata tower and flew all the way to the other side of Istanbul’s continent (Asian side, Uskudar)
This one is one of the most famous tower in Istanbul to see the beautiful bird-eye view over the city! Make sure to go up it, though the stairs were very narrow and steep but the view from above is so amazing! you can see all over the city center and even the Bosphorus river as well! #wintergetaway
Galata Kulesi, a lighthouse built by the Byzantine Emperor Anastasias in 507. If the most famous landscape in the old city is the Blue Mosque, then the new city landmark is the Galata Tower. The Galata Tower has been standing here since the 6th century. However, it was burned down during the Crusades in the 13th century and was not rebuilt by the Genoese until the 14th century. This vicissitudes of ancient towers have also served various functions: guard towers, prisons, observatories... Today, everyone is more willing to take the elevator to the top of the 67-meter-high tower and view the picturesque scenery of the entire city. What's more interesting is that Galata Tower is peaceful during the day, but it is extremely boiling at night: because the tower top not only has a viewing restaurant, but also a nightclub that offers wonderful belly dance, folk dance and talk show. Come to the top of the sightseeing layer.
360 degrees overlook the entire city, the strait, the harbor. From here, you can not only enjoy the magnificent Bosphorus, the Golden Horn, the spectacular Galata Bridge and the Eurasian Bridge, but also overlook the entire old city of Ahmed, Topkapi Palace, Su Lyman Mosque, Queen Mother Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque. . . These places of interest have a panoramic view. This is where the photographers come from. The only downside is that people are too crowded.
The Galata Tower stands in the heart of the new city of Istanbul. It was built in 507 by the Byzantine Emperor Anastasia. It was originally built of wood and was later burned during the Crusades until it was used by the Genoese in 1348. Rebuild the rebirth. This vicissitudes of the ancient tower has also been a number of positions: guard tower, prison, observatory.
This is a 7-storey building. It is the best place to enjoy the scenery of the whole city. It can take in the beautiful view of Golden Horn on the Galata Bridge on the Galata Bridge and become a local in the new city. The most popular place to relax.