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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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  • One of the most popular things in İstanbul also u can see amazing view from the top of the tower 😍😍  more »
  • Hi there, I visited there on February 13th 2020. When I got there, there only few visitors so I decided to try some local snacks at the bottom, but at one I faced a very lonf que. In fact there is...  more »
  • Do you know the amazing story of Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi who is flew from the galata tower to üsküdar with two wings?  more »
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  • One of my favorite places in Istanbul. It looks great outside and if you want to see a panoramic view of Istanbul you can go up and take some amazing shots. Inside there is a small cafe but in high season you most probably won't be able to enjoy the view because of people outside.
  • The most beautiful tower in Istanbul. You can go to the roof and enjoy the beautiful view of Istanbul. Very nice scenery specially during sunset. The place is most of the time crowded, so you've better time for it. Or you can just take photo in front of it on the street and visit the galata square during night, the ambiance is really nice. Must visit!
  • The first touristic place i visited in Istanbul and it is actually stunning. You walk in small roads all the way up to reach the Galata tower. Once there, there is a long queue to wait to go up on the roof but it is really worth to wait. The view from the top is amazing. You can see the whole Istanbul. 😍
  • The tower looks amazing, but there is so much crowd waiting to climb the stairs. I can only imagine how magnificent the view from the top must be. If you have time to wait and if the weather is good I think you should go for it climb the tower.
  • The queues are long and slow. Could easily wait up to half an hour. I recommend going before 11 or after 3pm. But once you're in the tower. The views of the city are absolutely amazing regardless of weather, worth the wait.

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