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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
Phone Number:
+90 212 243 9501
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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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Our hotel was just a block away and we walked over the bridge quite a number of times. Especially beautiful at night when the lights on the water and sounds and scents of the city... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Our hotel was just a block away and we walked over the bridge quite a number of times. Especially beautiful at night when the lights on the water and sounds and scents of the city make it a wonderful stroll. Under the bridge are a number of restaurants and places to linger and enjoy the view. Walking past them on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

The bridge connects the old city of Istanbul with its tourist attractions and the newer areas Beyoglu , across the golden horn a famous inlet in the heart of the city. I walked across here many times, morning ,afternoon and evening, it is always busy. The bridge for the most part is two levels with restaurants below and the roadway... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Bridges are mostly tall, wide, long and over all beautiful here especially this one. Can see big ships are passing through the bridge

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Such a happening place, people are fishing and variety choice of fancy restaurant along the bridge. "Balik ekmek" or fish sandwich and roasted oyster is a street food that u must try in Galata bridge. Its delicious and perfect to satisfy ur taste buds without blowing ur diet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I tried one of the Fish Sandwiches, the beet juice, and these delicious deep fried donut things in a sweet sauce. The donuts were amazing! This bridge was a great spot for the sun set. I even saw a dolphin jump out on my last night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Ferrys, ships, bridges, restaurants, pedestrians and more. Like the crossroads of the Near East, Middle East, Europe and Asia that Istanbul is this bridge and the waterfront is exciting and energetic. As everyone will tell you- get a fish sandwich for 8TL and eat it on the go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

this bridge links taksim and the bazaar areas. many smal lfish restaurants are in this bridge. nice views of istambulskyline with mosques and the topkapi at the bottom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The Galata Bridge is a bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul..The lower deck of the bridge has a lot of restaurants, while the top deck is a popular spot for fishing from. We Visited the bridge both during day time and at night, and it provides a good view of Istanbul city and Golden horn.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

The only good thing about Galata Bridge is that there are lots and lots of restaurants to choose from to go and have a nice quick lunch over the Bosphorus. The place is otherwise really crowded and there is always someone selling you something. There are lots of people just fishing here, and definitely don’t like to be spoken to,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

No trip to Istanbul would be complete without a stroll across the Galata Bridge. Spectacular views of the entire city, Golden Horn, and the mighty Bosporus. Lower part of the bridge is chock a block of waterfront restaurants for a great way to have a drink and gaze at the water and city.

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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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