Galata Tower, Istanbul

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    Galata Tower

    by Tom_Fields Written Feb 15, 2010

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    The Genoese built this tower during the latter Byzantine period, in 1348. The builders were descended from the Crusaders. On the top floor is a cafe offering magnificent views of the entire city.

    Galata Tower The cafe on the top floor The view across the Golden Horn Looking across the Bosphorus
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    Spectacular View.

    by alectrevor Updated Jun 1, 2009

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    Admission fee 10TL. Lift to top. Marvellous view. At night a night club, has Turkish folk dance and belly dancers.

    Galata Tower. View from top of Tower.

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    Fire Tower -Galata Tower

    by John195123 Written Mar 10, 2008

    An interesting place to go, this tower was one of the tallest places in town and used up until recently as a fire tower.

    Fire Tower

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    Galata Tower

    by PierreZA Updated May 6, 2007

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    One can spot the Galata Tower very easy. It was built in the 14th century and had several uses since then. At this stage it is worth visiting to get a great 360 degree view of the city.

    Galata Tower
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    New view from Galata tower

    by fouads Written Apr 25, 2007

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    Galata tower is located in the end of Isteklal street near tram line end
    you can inter it for 10ytl=8$ and can see a great veiw of Istanbul

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    Go During Dusk

    by GlobeTrottin Written Nov 4, 2006

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    The Galata Tower is a great way to unwind after a long day of sight-seeing.

    We had a plate of sweets, and enjoyed the view as the sun set.

    From Galata Tower

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    Galata Tower

    by terrycowan Written Apr 28, 2005

    Going up to the top of the Galata Tower is a little pricey--but it has some of the best views in Istanbul. Worth the effort.

    Galata Tower in center

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    A view from the Galata Tower

    by shrimp56 Written Jun 21, 2004

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    There are many wonderful views to be had in Istanbul, but one of the best is from the Galata Tower -- showing the city and the Bosphorus.

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    the view is so beautiful

    by chauncenetta Written Dec 25, 2003

    try to come here late afternoon as I did and watch the sun go down over the Bosphouros and before that look at what you see.

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