This one is one of the most famous tower in Istanbul to see the beautiful bird-eye view over the city! Make sure to go up it, though the stairs were very narrow and steep but the view from above is so amazing! you can see all over the city center and even the Bosphorus river as well! #wintergetaway
Galata Kulesi, a lighthouse built by the Byzantine Emperor Anastasias in 507. If the most famous landscape in the old city is the Blue Mosque, then the new city landmark is the Galata Tower. The Galata Tower has been standing here since the 6th century. However, it was burned down during the Crusades in the 13th century and was not rebuilt by the Genoese until the 14th century. This vicissitudes of ancient towers have also served various functions: guard towers, prisons, observatories... Today, everyone is more willing to take the elevator to the top of the 67-meter-high tower and view the picturesque scenery of the entire city. What's more interesting is that Galata Tower is peaceful during the day, but it is extremely boiling at night: because the tower top not only has a viewing restaurant, but also a nightclub that offers wonderful belly dance, folk dance and talk show. Come to the top of the sightseeing layer.
360 degrees overlook the entire city, the strait, the harbor. From here, you can not only enjoy the magnificent Bosphorus, the Golden Horn, the spectacular Galata Bridge and the Eurasian Bridge, but also overlook the entire old city of Ahmed, Topkapi Palace, Su Lyman Mosque, Queen Mother Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque. . . These places of interest have a panoramic view. This is where the photographers come from. The only downside is that people are too crowded.
The Galata Tower stands in the heart of the new city of Istanbul. It was built in 507 by the Byzantine Emperor Anastasia. It was originally built of wood and was later burned during the Crusades until it was used by the Genoese in 1348. Rebuild the rebirth. This vicissitudes of the ancient tower has also been a number of positions: guard tower, prison, observatory.
This is a 7-storey building. It is the best place to enjoy the scenery of the whole city. It can take in the beautiful view of Golden Horn on the Galata Bridge on the Galata Bridge and become a local in the new city. The most popular place to relax.
Galata Kulesi, a lighthouse built by the Byzantine Emperor Anastasias in 507, was originally built of wood and was later burned during the Crusades until it was rebuilt by the Genoese in 1348. This vicissitude of the ancient tower has also been a number of other things: guard tower, prison and observatory.
In the peak season, it is said that there will be long queues. I came over in the winter, so I went up very quickly. I took the elevator directly to the top of the tower. From the Galata Tower you can see Istanbul. I was there until the sun set and the night sky became dark. Several mosques along the river lit up and the city lit up along with them. The wind at the top of the tower was very strong.
If you are visiting in winter, it will be very cold at the top of the tower. Fortunately, there are two restaurants at the top of the tower. There are many coffee bars and restaurants here, usually from 9:00 to 24:00. In the Galata Tower you can also enjoy oriental belly dancing, midnight performances and more.
The medieval Galata Tower gives a fairytale feeling to the hilly Beyoelu district, on the north part of the Golden Horn. Topped by a conical tiled steeple and gold finial, the 67 meter high stone tower was built by the Genoese in 1348. Explore the outdoor observation place at the top for a marvelous panorama reaching to Sultanahmet, have dinner or a snack at the tower-top restaurant, or view a Turkish belly-dancing show inside the nightclub.