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Galata Tower, Istanbul

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Take in dramatic panoramic views of the city and traditional Turkish fare atop Galata Tower. A recognizable symbol of the city's skyline, the tower stands 66.9 m (219.5 ft) high. Often referred to as the "Tower of Christ," it was the tallest and most important building during the time it was being built. Have a meal or enjoy a drink at the restaurant and cafe located at the top. After hours the upper portion turns into a lively nightclub. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Istanbul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Galata Tower and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Galata Tower. Each a different ambiance to me every time I see the way I have a curious to me that creates exciting stance splendor. Legend has it that if you go with the first Galata you who evlenirmis him a superstitious belief of faith according to who to whom this. Galatayı Tower you will find the many positions of Istanbul. Sulejmani Camiiden, Üsküdardan, Eminönünden, Start at the top are the City lines steamship from the streets, just near Sultanahmet and at in Beyoglu Taksim view you can see tall buildings are on the roof. Every street obstacle excites you. Unreasonable love you have for me The Galata Tower, Alla. In first place among my favorite places in Istanbul. I like the separate day and night. As it falls your way to Istanbul, Galata Tower, I suggest visiting the city.
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  • Galata Tower in downtown Istanbul end of Istiklal Avenue can climb up to the top after buying tickets, sometimes crowded.
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  • Nothing special or fascinating. Overall nice place. Recommended for a day trip step, especially in the evening for the lights and atmosphere that's around
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  • I gave the four stars only for that breathtaking view from the tower and nothing more. The cafe and restaurant is more expansive than it deserves. When you sit there and eat it is almost impossible to see outside from the crowed that is gathered around the highest level of the tower. One realizes truly how beautiful Istanbul is when looking at the sea and Haliç from outer balcony that surrounds the highest level of the tower.
  • Great view once you reach the top but not worth it.. it's too narrow and you won't get the chance to see every corner if it's crowded. Enjoyed the view of the tower from a distant point though.
  • Another iconic site in Istanbul. Good views over the Golden Horn, Bosporus and Istanbul. Some nice coffee places located around the tower.
  • Absolutely breathtaking views of all of Istanbul. Brilliant panoramas. You might even find a few storks
  • It is a perfect place to see the both sides at once. At the same time, perfect tower in terms of the architecture. However, you need to wait in line to see it also narrow stairs with narrow balcony which is not possible to move around without touching sb.

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The bustling downtown core of old Istanbul is the popular choice among tourists wanting a short walking distance to the city's biggest attractions. Here you'll find hostel-style accommodations and reasonably priced and traditionally decorated hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts and inns with views overlooking the sea. Though often the most affordable, accommodations in the old city can be very overrun with tourists and street solicitors. If you seek a more relaxed stay, consider lodging near Taksim Square. This new, trendy neighborhood is a short 15-20 minute ride from the old city, but puts you closer to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Though the newer area of the city is a bit more upscale, you'll also find moderately priced hotels and some hostels. Look for luxury hotels in the western suburbs close to the airport, overlooking the banks of Bosphorus.
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