Take in dramatic panoramic views of the city and traditional Turkish fare atop Galata Tower. A recognizable symbol of the city's skyline, the tower stands 66.9 m (219.5 ft) high. Often referred to as the "Tower of Christ," it was the tallest and most important building during the time it was being built. Have a meal or enjoy a drink at the restaurant and cafe located at the top. After hours the upper portion turns into a lively nightclub. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Istanbul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Galata Tower and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Galata Tower Reviews
Even though the Galata Tower is a very popular tourist attraction and the area is usually packed with people during the day, it is a MUST SEE. If possible, visit it at night, as the crowds will be... more »
We were not particularly impressed with the Galata Tower. Eventually - after a very long queue (mood not helped by queuing in the rain) you do get an impressive view of the city but on discovering... more »
Awesome view. Try the 7D tour inside too.. Be prepared for Waiting of almost an hour there at peak time. Haven't tried the restaurant at the top. Pretty narrow space at the top to see the view, but proper safety measures are taken. Can find a few shops nearby for souvenirs, won't be too expensive either.
This spot is definitely a must visit when you are in Istanbul. Even if you don't wish to go inside, just visit this area once in the evening. The vibe is very nice and lively. The area is situated on top of a hill so the view is scenic even from outside of the tower.
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