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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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  • We have been to Istanbul and decided to visit The Galata Tower despite not being present in the card to Istanbul to visit the monuments. Cost of entry 25 lire per person, price too high to climb to the top and find an infinite queue that allowed you to stay on the "balcony" given the massive number of people there! The downside is that it does not stappavano the row but were continuing up tourists who also congregated on the same floor at the bar without getting off. In my opinion there are better places to see Istanbul although for its history and beauty made the visit unnecessary. A given particular is the restaurant at 7 ^ plan whose entrance is reserved for those who have already paid for the ticket to see the tower and excluded those who arrive there just to eat unless you paid 25 lire from entering.
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  • 528 built by Byzantine Emperor Anastasius in the year and was used as a Lighthouse. 1204 year IV. The crusade completely destroyed the Tower, then under the name "Tower of Christ" in 1348 by the Genoese Galata in addition to the walls rebuilt. The following year, he also was used as a Dungeon and fire observation tower. Is filled in with the contents of the ladder a few steps and take the elevator to the top floor, just below the terrace exit, where tasty meals at a restaurant. Spiral staircase with a balcony of the tower looking terrace upstairs is all I'm your feet when you go under İstanbul up to. As with the historical peninsula and the Golden Horn. Places must be visited. In the vicinity there are many places to take a souvenir from the ground, will be at rest cafes and historic buildings there are alleyways.
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  • Not crowded day and time should go from here. Very unique and already doing. I would recommend for a trip full of history also is a beautiful place to go for the city, other places in Gali.
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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.