"The Galata Bridge" Galata Bridge Tip by mvtouring

Galata Bridge, Istanbul: 42 reviews and 106 photos

 
 

The Galata Bridge filled with Turkish people busy fishing and having fun spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul. From the end of the 19th century in particular, the bridge has featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry and novels. It is the oldest recorded bridge over the Golden Horn in Istanbul and it was built during the reign of Justinian the Great in the 6th century close to the area near the Theodosian Land Walls at the western end of the city. In 1453, during the Fall of Constantinople, the Turks assembled a mobile bridge by putting their ships next to each other and used it for transporting their troops from one side of the Golden Horn to the other.

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  • Written Oct 15, 2009
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