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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 today

Worth visiting the tower and the surrounding neighbourhood: bars, coffee shops and restaurants are within walking distance.

Thank Colesterol
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very beautiful tower at the end of Istiqlal avenue. Wa walked there our last night of stay. In winter it was not crowded. But i hear in summer it is crowded and full of tourists and music bands around. It has visiting hours for going...More

Thank nastarannn65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

View is good, but the lack of control I found frustrating, people walking round a very tight viewing space in both directions was irksome! Don’t get what you paying for either, seemed one of the worst value for money excursions of the whole trip.

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the amazing places and it worth to watch and see both old And new Istanbul from wide Angle of 360 degree

Thank akshaymay2981
Reviewed 2 days ago

Galata Tower is a useful attraction to have an Ariel view of Istanbul city. It is located in the centre of European side of Istanbul city. It provides excellent views of the city and Bosphorus strait. The elevator takes you to a height from where...More

Thank Asif B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arrive early in morning for no queues - very popular at sunset . We went on arrival in Istanbul and stayed in nearby wonderful Beyoğlu Great 360 views to take in Bosphorus etc an orient u in Istanbul

Thank Rampaging
Reviewed 4 days ago

nice view from the top to all the city around and nice place to rest and have a branch. lot of nice shops around the area.

Thank _kellyalexiadis
Reviewed 4 days ago

From top you can see istanbul, on top of hill so wear comfy shoes, roads are steep.If you have hotel near it ,you can also see the city from top of your hotel. Not a place go at night.

Thank Kiran M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I absolutely cheated and skipped the ENORMOUS line. A local Turkish friend told.me they charge different prices if you are not local. True or not I cannot confirm. My understanding is that you walk all the way up, with a million others pushing, for amazing...More

Thank Chanda F
Reviewed 6 days ago

important landmark that surrounded by good little coffee shops. I can't remember the name of an amazing coffee shop for breakfast...around 2 minutes away on the hill s

Thank Ayman A
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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
11 July 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
13 September 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
23 July 2016|
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Response from Batuhan K | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but NO
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