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Galata Tower, Istanbul

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#2 of 549 in Museums in Turkey
Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
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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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  • It's a historic watchtower erected in beyoglu area. The views from up on the observatory deck are really amazing. You may see all the landmarks in Istanbul. The visit was very well organized. Bought.....  more
    It's a historic watchtower erected in beyoglu area. The views from up on the observatory deck are really amazing. You may see all the landmarks in Istanbul. The visit was very well organized. Bought.....  more »
  • Great view, but fence is low. When is crowded, i had feeling that i can go easy over the fence. Didn't feel safe, but view is magnificent. 
    Great view, but fence is low. When is crowded, i had feeling that i can go easy over the fence. Didn't feel safe, but view is magnificent.  more »
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  • An impressive construction of the tower won’t leave you calm. It is so nicely done, decorated and preserved. Conveniently located in one of the most popular parts of the city. Other then having a great city overview, you can learn some history, shop for souvenirs and meet some interesting people there from all over the world. I also was lucky to observe Istanbul sting a snowfall from the top of Galata Tower. A scenery to die for. I totally recommend you visiting this landmark.
  • so many lovely spots to enjoy a drink/meal or a coffee. This attraction is always buzzing with a crowd. it was most enjoyable at night with the light projection on the tower. the tower has a great view from it and I recommend doing it. This attraction can be part of a tour if you book accordingly.

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