"GALATA TOWER" Galata Tower Tip by balhannah

Galata Tower, Istanbul: 99 reviews and 234 photos

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GALATA TOWER................You can see the Tower from far and wide when in Istanbul.....
AND ON THE TOWER..........You can see far and wide all over Istanbul !!!....

This is really worth visiting I think, for the incredible views over Istanbul.

The Tower is quite old, being built in 528 by the Byzantine Emperor. It was used by the Genoese as a part of their fortication of Galata in the 13th century. The Tower has been restored several times because of Earthquakes that have given it a shake up!

The Tower is 61metres high, has 11 floors, with a Lift taking you up 9 floors, and then you climb the steps for the last 2 floors to the viewing platform, nightclub and restaurant. In the evenings, the Restaurant has a dinner/cabaret show, with Turkish folk and Belly dancing.

They only allow a certain amount of people up at once, so as some come down, that amount of people are allowed up. Even so, it was fairly crowded on the platform, not much room for moving about. The queue when I was there was long, not helped because one lift wasn't working. When I came down, the queue was longer again!

ADMISSION IN 2015 19tl Credit cards are not accepted.

OPEN DAILY from 9- 8pm
DINNER SHOW from 8pm - 1am

The views are wonderful, you can see everywhere.


Address: Buyuk Hendek Cad., Beyoglu
Phone: 212 293 8180
Website: http://www.istanbultrails.com/2008/09/dont-miss-the-360-panoramic-view-from-istanbuls-galata-tower/

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2015
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