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Galata Tower, Istanbul

Categories: Observation Decks, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. See Galata Tower and all Istanbul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Istanbul vacation generator.
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  • Go to Istanbul and not upload to The Galata Tower is like not having gone. With a beautiful view of the town in 360 degrees view of the Bosphorus, the bridge and the markets is a must.
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  • The tower is beautiful on the outside, it has a great story but without doubt the essential is the spectacular panoramic view offered by Istanbul both the Asian side as a European, the entrance is a little expensive
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  • I went to a lot of trouble to go to Galeta Tower and it wasn't worth it. First, they charge tourists two and a half times more than those they perceive as "local" I guess it the original profiling. If...  read more »
  • It's pretty pricey, but the view was worth while. We came in the morning so that the nicer view wouldn't be so hazy. We also didn't have many people there with us so we could walk back and forth and linger without bothering anyone.
  • Is expensive for what it offers. It cost 25tl. One takes the elevator, then on a sets of stairs and through a not so good looking restaurant/coffee place to a narrow an very crowded balcony. Here you can have a pretty nice view of the city. The restaurant in the lower level looks a bit better but it doesn't hold many people, I did not try it. Worth going on a beautiful day.
  • One of the must see historic landmarks of Istanbul. It has a very impressive stone architecture about 70 metres height and offers a breathtaking view of Bosphorus, Topkapi Place, Hagia Sophia Sultân Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Süleymaniye Mosque etc.
  • Good place for photographers, as you can get all your panoramic shots (bring your zoom lens) in one go. For the money (and everyone else) you're better off visiting rooftop cafe and getting a beer or tea with your view.
  • It's a fair place, with a distinct crowd. Mostly for travelers and college age. Open drinking all day long- clean but no view of the deniz
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