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This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

Crossing the bridge on foot, by tram or car will obviously be a part of your visit to Istanbul wherever you may stay. Old Sultanahmet district has all the main sights - mosques, parks, museums and lots of smaller idyllic hotels and restaurants. Beyogly area...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the boats, water, fishermen and the cityscape at night...captured a crescent moon above a mosque. Sense of comraderie amongst the fishermen. Just lovely.

Thank Mar J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved it. Men fishing. Hawkers selling. Restaurant business all go. Boat tours taking off. Spice market selling. People everywhere. Great views. We walked over,jumped on the ferry to cross over,get a look at the skyline and came back all for 16TL. We bought our tickets...More

Thank alibroon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting place to fi but he careful when You Enter in restaurants inferior the Bridgeport, nota all display prices including VAT. Try Fish sandwich - 12 TL (2.2$).

Thank ovidiu b
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very busy area, very animated. Main attraction are the boats and the shops that sell fish sandwiches - simple like that : marinated fish, bread, onions and lemon juice... just amazing and I hate fish in general but this is just... wow. You have to...More

Thank Iamina M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is nothing special and to be honest wasn't what I expected. The view is nice but that's about it. We walked over it to get to Galata Tower and when we walked back we decided to walk along the level where the restaurants were....More

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location and view over the bosfor and the ships crossing by You can spend some time in there enjoying the view Lot of coffee shop, and restaurant all around

Thank Elie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a nice attraction. Heaps of fish restaurants under the bridge. A little hard with a pram, but worth a visit. Nice photo opportunities

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What to stay it is not just a bridge so many restaurants are hiding below it and near it you can take the bosphore tour.

Thank Rony N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rode the tram over this bridge to Galata Tram stop from where we walked to Galata Tower. Beautiful views over the Marmara Sea.

Thank Donna_Elle
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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Juls S
6 September 2018|
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Response from Muhammad Nahman R | Reviewed this property |
Their are many places most of the restaurants I visited were alcohol free but you can check hotels near blue mosque. In old sultanahmet. I don’t have a specific name for a restaurant as I am not a big fan of seafood. But... More
Martin A
10 December 2017|
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Response from ESolorzanoLemus | Reviewed this property |
If I understand correctly you are arriving at 9 pm with kids, my suggestion will be to find a nice restaurant with a Terrace to enjoy the night view of the city. At night time all the tourist sites are closed. I recommend... More
Martin A
10 December 2017|
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Response from Jay Y | Reviewed this property |
By 9 PM, Galata Bridge will still be lined with fishermen, although the area in general will be dead because the last ferries to and from the nearby Eminonu have already passed. If you could go to only one spot in Istanbul... More