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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. See Galata Tower and all Istanbul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Istanbul vacation generator.
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  • At AC revelations, climbs to The Galata Tower from the outside and can sail with the parachute to the Golden Horn. Real can't do that, but at least you have the view there. Easy to find shortly after a hill, is also already The Galata Tower. The snake was a security check, then the purchase of tickets (25 TL) short, first. With the lift, it even goes up. Then there are a few stairs on foot before you reach the restaurant and also a cafe. I promised myself at the Cafe a drink before I me after ventured outside. It is actually planned out then in a clockwise direction around to go. Unfortunately, there are a few Ghost Walker, then pushing against the clock hand. Narrow, you go around and has a great view of Galata, the Asian part of Istanbul and of course the historical centre. Who good times there, then is at sunset on the platform, and watches as the sun goes down West and covered the last rays of the Sun on the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Patience, you have already brought and also expect that it is fresh and up some windy. Who would then finish the evening still romantic, still can dine in the restaurant. The Café closes shortly after 19: 00.
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  • Pretty turn whose only interest is to offer a view on the city and its surroundings. But there are many other places in the city that offer the same thing for free.
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  • This works even to see it excited me. It has also enjoyed a separate looking. Istanbul in this respect, everyone should see this.
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  • The tower itself is just breathtaking to gaze at. It was first build from wood; and was used as a minaret, then it was built from stone in later ages. the view from the top of the tower is amazing. You can see the bosphorus, the european and the Asian part altogether.
  • Needless to say, if you are in Istanbul as a tourist or if you reside here, you must explore the region. Go up into the tower to enjoy the view preferably during golden hour. Try to avoid weekends due to queues.
  • Good and perfect place to see whole Istanbul from above around 30m. You'll see Bosphorus, Asia side, Topkapı, Ayasofya, etc.
  • A place not to miss if you're visiting Istanbul. It has view that contains whole southern part of the bosphorus and the old city. There's an entrance e fee which is not a lot. You can find lots of stores for mementos here.
  • While there, I also suggest checking near houses for their outer beauty, then start think about why we don't apply any aesthetics in our life unlike old people. Yet we always vilify them for being 'uncivilised'. For the tower, it has beautiful view for a price. Also it is bigger than it looks in pics, since buildings around it make it look smaller. I dislike that such locations are privately administrated instead of controlled by culture ministry.