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Full-Day Istanbul Culture and Food Tour
"Start with a traditional Turkish breakfast then move on to street foods. Try some snacks a traditional lunch special desserts Turkish delights have some more street foods tea time then a long dinner. Experience the flavors of street and traditional Turkish and Ottoman foods. Along the way you will learn everything about culture of Istanbul and Turkey. Learn about the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the Istanbul as well as after. Then
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Half-Day Istanbul Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch
"Take a leisurely afternoon cruise along Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait and enjoy an onboard lunch and visit to the Black Sea too! After savoring delights such as Turkish meze and grilled chicken while the sightseeing boat is docked cruise from Rumeli Hisarı Fortress along the Bosphorus Strait passing Galata Tower Bosphorus Bridge and more. Pass into the open waters of the Black Sea and stop for a swim at the coastal village of Poyrazköy or explore the medieval ruins of Anadolu Kavağı before returning to Istanbul.On the return trip
From EUR95.00
Golden Horn of Istanbul Tour
"Explore the Golden HornThe Golden Horn also known by its Turkish name as Haliç separates the historic center of Istanbul from the rest of the city and forms a natural sheltered harbor that has historically protected Roman Byzantine and Ottomanand other maritime trade ships for thousands of years.Archaeological records show urban presence on and around the Golden Horn dating back to as far as 6700 BCE. The deep natural harbor provided by the Golden Horn has Byzantium
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Visit The Galata Tower - Steep Streets to Climb

The previous day we sighted the Galata Tower high on the hill overlooking Istanbul, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. We thought we would visit the next day and we did.Taking the light rail (tram)...
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Feb 14, 2012

Galata tower

Tower was built in 1348 by Genoese colony. It was used mostly for defensive purposes. At the time it was built, it was the highest tower in city. When Istanbul was already Turkish, from 1717 tower was...
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Feb 07, 2012


Originally built by the Genoese community in 1348 at the apex of the Byzantine fortifications protecting the old district of Galata, the tower stands some 67 meters high – the observation deck is at...
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Nov 15, 2011

The Galata Kulesi

The Galata Kulesi (Galata Tower) was built as the Christea Turris in 1348 when the city still was called Constantinople. It was part of the original fortification of this part of town.In later...
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Jun 11, 2011

Gala Tower- The city is yours

Galata Tower is one of the landmarks of Istanbul and a very familiar name for football fans (Galatasaray team belongs to this side of Istanbul). Going up by elevator or/and stairs, the deck offers a...
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Apr 04, 2011

Galata Tower "Views OF"

We were down hill and across the bridge in the Eminonu area when I took that nightime photo of the Galata Tower. The second is a zoom shot from the same area, while the third was taken near the base...
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Apr 04, 2011

Galata Tower

This tower was built by the Genoese in 1348. It is one of the city's signature landmarks and gives great views. There is a pricey restaurant at the top where I had some ice cream after the long trip...
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Apr 04, 2011

Galata Tower

The tower has been built in 1384 by the Genoese colony .The tower rises 140 meters above the Golden Horn.We call that neigbourhood "Kuledibi"It means in turkish (Bottom of the tower)The area around...
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Apr 04, 2011

The Galata Tower-catch the best views of the city!

from the top of the Galata Tower, built in Byzantine times originally as a watchtower, you can take in the most beautiful, 360-degree views of Istanbul... both European and Asian sides. One look...
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Apr 04, 2011

Galata Tower

This 61m high tower is visible from all parts of the city and overlooks the Bosphorus and Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara. It was built by the Genoese between 1348-9 but there had been a tower on...
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Aug 24, 2010

The Galata tower.

The Galata tower is one of the oldest still standing towers in the world dating back to 528ad.It was originally build as a lighthouse and the place has been restored many times over the centuries, the...
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Mar 13, 2010

Christea Turris

Dominating the Beyoğlu skyline for nearly 700 years, this fortified Tower was named Christea Turris when it was built by the Genoese in 1348. Its construction was part of the fortifications of Galata,...
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Mar 01, 2010
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Bereketzade Camii Sok No:3 Galata/Beyoglu, Istanbul, 34420, Turkey
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Galatakulesi Sokak No 3/2, Kuledibi-Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Serdar-i Ekrem Sok. No: 24 Galata, Beyoglu
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Sahkulu Sokak 20, Galata, 34420
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Bereketzade Mahallesi, Buyukhendek Caddesi, Istanbul, 34420, Turkey
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Galip Dede Cad no 85, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Things to Do Near Galata Tower

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Balik Pazari Fish Market

Balik Pazari, or the Fish Market, is off of Istiklal Caddesi and is far from being a must-see historical attraction. Nevertheless, I love to visit markets and to see shoppers and merchants going about...
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Bebek Area

In our last year in Istanbul I was sent out to various parts of Istanbul to teach different individuals or in different companies. Once a week I had to teach in Bebek. Bebek is a pretty village on the...
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Beyazit District

"Beyazit State Library" in Istanbul is the first Ottoman state library, opened in 1884 and intended to be a national library. Beyazıt Library is one of the largest libraries in Istanbul, its...
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Fatih Camii - Conquerors' Mosque

Just to the south of the mosque itself we can find the tombs of Mehmet II and his wife Gülbahar. Both of these tombs were completely destroyed in the earthquake 1766 and reconstructed, though on the...
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Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque

The Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque was originally built for Ismihan Sultan, daughter of Selim II, "best" known as Selim the Sot. She was was married to Grand Vezir Sokullu Mehmet Pasa, who the mosque...
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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Edirnekapı Mihrimah Sultan Complex was built by the order of Mihrimah Sultan, daughter of one of the most famous Ottoman Emperor Süleyman the Magnificent. The complex is located on Fevzi Pasa Street...
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Getting to Galata Tower


Buyuk Hendek Cad., Beyoglu


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