"Galata Tower" Galata Tower Tip by Erkmen

Galata Tower, Istanbul: 99 reviews and 234 photos

  Galata tower
by Erkmen

Build by the Genoeses as a watch tower for defense purposes..

Galata is the quarter which occupies around the tower. City's one of the most attractive landmarks is the Galata Tower, whose huge, cone-capped form dominates the skyline on the Galata side of the Golden Horn. It was built in 1348. The tower was thoroughly rebuilt several times during the Ottoman period and in the past decade it has been superbly restored.It was opened to the public in 1967 and has now a modern restorant and cafe on its upper floors.

Just enjoy the wonderful view from the top of the tower..

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

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Sep 16, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Erkmen Lives Here!


“... Dont limit your dreams”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 4 2 7

Have you been to Istanbul?

  Share Your Travels