"The great look-out" Galata Tower Tip by viddra

Galata Tower, Istanbul: 99 reviews and 234 photos

by viddra
  • galata - Istanbul
    by viddra
  • The great look-out - Istanbul

The Galata Tower is located at the hill overlooking the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara.

It?s 61m high and you can climb 143 steps to get to the viewing terrace.

The present tower was built by the Genoese between 1348 and 1349 as part of defense walls. In the Ottoman period, it was used as a prison, warehouse, lighthouse and observing tower.

Address: Buyuk Hendek Cad., Beyoglu
Phone: 212 293 8180
Website: http://www.galatakulesi.org

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 12, 2007
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