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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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Lovely Walk to See The Hustle and Bustle on the Bosphorus

This is a great way to see the beating heart of Istanbul and its busy waterfront. There are lots of restaurants built into the bridge and it is heaving with traffic.. yet it still... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to see the beating heart of Istanbul and its busy waterfront. There are lots of restaurants built into the bridge and it is heaving with traffic.. yet it still makes an interesting and relaxing stroll across from Sultanahmet to Galata. i did it several times over the course of my 4 days in Istanbul and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Galata Bridge is for me an icon of Istanbul. During week-end was very crowded, there was so much happening on/ under and over the bridge! Street food, restaurants, small bazaar - everything was there. And many many people just sitting around to enjoy the sun and grab a bite. You can get there by tram at Eminonu, or by subway... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy and colourful place to walk around, taste local snacks and food. Usually very crowded! Something to see there, not much!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

other than crossing over the bridge in my opinion not a must do attraction. under the bridge offers a vast amount of restaurants. the view is fantastic though. rather save this excursion if you have time to spare.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go for a quick lunch from one of the ships parked underneeth where they fry fish on spot and you have to queue for your meal. Delicious and cheap. Cross the bridge to Galata side and look for vendors of fresh warm bagels - simit as they call them. Yummy...

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing compare to old ponton bridge til early 1990. Restaurant for tourist. If your are hungry and like fish then buy balik sendwich on west Eminonu side.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stroll down through Sultanahmet brought me to the Golden Horn and the Galata bridge with its fishermen. The scent of grilling fish drew me down to the restaurant gallery where I spent a lingering hour on a mouthwatering array of seafood.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Galata Bridge stands out and you just feel the need to stroll across. It provides great views across the water. There are two tiers to the bridge. The lower tier is full of restaurants and honestly probably the most annoyed, pestered and bothered I’ve ever been walking past a series of restaurants. They touts go beyond a friendly invitation.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An old bridge on the golden horn. Famous with beer pubs, fishers and many many restaurants ( on the bridge). A really different experience. Lovely view of town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Mostly, I like to see the sea and brige from turkey europe to turkey asia many people are by the boat

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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 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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