It was built by the Genoese on the city walls of Galata, then a western (Genoese/Venetian) stronghold beside eastern (Byzantine/Ottoman) Constantinople

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Istanbul: Morning Sightseeing Tour with Galata Tower

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See the highlights of Istanbul on a 3.5-hour sightseeing tour, and visit the historic Galata Tower o...

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From Galata Tower to Taksim square - Highlights of the European part of the city

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Morning Galata Tower and City Tour of Istanbul

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Istanbul: Galata Guided Walking Tour and Tower Entry

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 75 minute

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See a new side of Istanbul from the top of the Galata Tower. Enjoy a short walking tour in Istanbul'...

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Bosphorus Cruise With Dolmabahçe Palace and Fortreses

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...1.5-hour Bosphorus Cruise. You will have wonderful views of Topkapı Palace, Galata Tower, Anatolian Fortress, and more.

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Off the Beaten Path: Full-Day Tour of Istanbul

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   8 hour

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...ar, and historic Galata Tower. Stroll along Istiklal Avenue from Taksim Square, and enjoy a ferry ride on the Bosphorus.

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Galata – Genoese Half-Day Afternoon Walking Tour

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... views of the Bosphorous, and visit Galata Tower on this easy walking tour that also takes in Istanbul’s Camondo Stairs.

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Full-Day Istanbul Culture and Food Tour

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...d Galata Tower. Travel to Asia from Europe and back again, eating some unforgettable and delicious foods along the way.

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Galata Tower, Istanbul

It was built by the Genoese on the city walls of Galata, then a western (Genoese/Venetian) stronghold beside eastern (Byzantine/Ottoman) Constantinople.

It was built by the Genoese on the city walls of Galata, then a western (Genoese/Venetian) stronghold beside eastern (Byzantine/Ottoman) Constantinople. Ride an elevator to the top (20 TL), then walk the parapet for a 360 degree view of Istanbul, including the entire Sultanahmet peninsula: crowned by Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. A beautiful spot worthy of a lot of pictures. Also houses a restaurant.


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About Galata Tower

 Bereketzade Mh., Galata Tower, Beyoğlu, Turkey

 +90 212 293 81

 [email protected]

 www.galatatower.net

Galata Tower and Nearby Sights on Map

Crimean Memorial Church

A neo-gothic anglican cathedral which would not be out of place in northwestern Europe, Crimean Memorial Church was built for the protestant community of the city by Britain in late 1800s

Pera Museum

Pera Museum is a private museum with a large collection of Turkish Orientalist paintings, archaeological finds of Anatolian measurement units and tools used in Asia Minor since antiquity, and faiences of Kütahya

S. Antonio di Padova Catholic Church

Although not at the size of Hagia Sophia, this is the largest church (still used for religious activities) in Turkey

Istanbul Modern Art Museum

A must see for anyone interested in contemporary Turkish art, this is a nice, organized museum with contemporary installations

Galata Convent of Whirling Dervishes

A dancing hall of the mystical Mevlevi order, shut down in 1925 along with all other 'reactionary' movements in Turkey

Million

While this partially intact marble pillar dating back to 4th century AD may seem unremarkable, it was the starting point of any distance measured within the empire during the Byzantine era, so it may be nice to think that you are in the centre of where all the roads lead to (or, rather, start from)

Gülhane Park

This park was royal hunting grounds in the past

Hagia Triada Orthodox Church

Finding a quite large and still operating church on the edge of the main square of the largest city of a predominantly Muslim country may not be expected by everyone, but this is exactly the definition of the quite elaborate Hagia Triada

French Institute

They have good art exhibits for free and sometimes have French films in the cinema

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art

Carpets, rugs, calligraphy, pottery