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Galata Bridge

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Grand Bazaar
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul and 12 other guides
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Address: Galata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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+90 212 243 9501
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu,...

This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.

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More than a Bridge

More than a Bridge this gave us one of best Istanbul views also many seafood restaurants located in Galata Bridge

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good walk with excellent views. Many fishermen along the bridge. Also plenty of places to eat....but very popular especially with the locals

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is A very old bridge in old times it used to be the only bridge nowadays have 4 more modern bridges between ASIA and Europe , THER on t is very little trafic on the bridge but many many fisher men fishing their luck

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just a bridge that happens to have some restaurants slung underneath it and some fishermen (yes they were all men) on the top. The restaurants have good views of the water but are very touristy. No idea if the food is any good - it didn't look very special and I expect there is a big location premium.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Galata Bridge is one of the oldest bridge in Istanbul that connects old and new part of the city over Golden Horn. The bridge is one of the picturesque point.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Grab a cheap fish sandwich 10TL and sit on tiny chairs while you watch the sun set on Istanbul. Seagulls will circle overhead and fisherman line the bridge late into the night.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

More than a Bridge this gave us one of best Istanbul views also many seafood restaurants located in Galata Bridge

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like any other touristic spot, this bridge also has an interesting activity happening all through out the day during winter and that is fishing activity. Middle to old age people spend hours in sitting along the railings of the bridge with their lines in the water in anticipation of catching a fish or two. Interestingly, under bridge there are lines... More 

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Tripoli, Libya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi it's me again There are a lot of fish restaurants, you just go and find the best for you, really all with nice view.also The trams cross this bridge to travel from side to onther side,a very beautiful trip,really you can not miss this bridge,a lot of peaple fishing ,don't forget to take nice photos from the city ,nice... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are most fish restaurants, you just must go and find what is the best for you, someone with nice view.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trams in Istanbul cross this bridge to travel from one side of the golden horn to the beyoglu side of the city. It is an exciting short trip and one can then view the skyline of the city with all the mosques with their soaring minarets. A very beautiful and rewarding cirtyscape.

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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 the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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