"Galata Tower" Turkey Things to Do Tip by majed81

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  Galata Tower, Turkey
by majed81

Galata Tower has dominated Beyoglu's
skyline since 1348.

Originally named the Tower of Christ, it was
the highpoint in the city walls of the Genoese
colony called Galata. The walls are long
gone, but the great tower remains.

The panorama balcony, encircling the
highest row of windows, is narrow, open to
the weather.

The balcony is open daily from 9 am to 5
(7 pm in summer) for a few dollars (half price
on Monday).

Address: Old Istanbul

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  • Updated Feb 7, 2005
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