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Galata Tower, Istanbul

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Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
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Take in dramatic panoramic views of the city and traditional Turkish fare atop Galata Tower. A recognizable symbol of the city's skyline, the tower stands 66.9 m (219.5 ft) high. Often referred to as the "Tower of Christ," it was the tallest and most important building during the time it was being built. Have a meal or enjoy a drink at the restaurant and cafe located at the top. After hours the upper portion turns into a lively nightclub. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Istanbul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Galata Tower and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Excellent place to visit in trip to Istanbul. Go early to orient yourself. Views across the city are amazing! The information inside is just enough without an audio guide 
    Excellent place to visit in trip to Istanbul. Go early to orient yourself. Views across the city are amazing! The information inside is just enough without an audio guide  more »
  • This is one of the most popular tourist attractions. We visited in October. There wasn't a queue and it was mostly empty early in the morning. You're taken by a lift to the top. Panoramic views from.....  more
    This is one of the most popular tourist attractions. We visited in October. There wasn't a queue and it was mostly empty early in the morning. You're taken by a lift to the top. Panoramic views from.....  more »
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  • Lovely landmark building, preserved to a fine standard. Amazing 360* views of Istanbul in its glory. The waiting queue can be quite long. But I’d definitely worth the wait. There is a fee to go inside. There is also a lift which unfortunately for those with mobility issues, doesn’t go to the top. There’s a souvenirs shop. (Cheaper to buy from stall outside)
  • It is a great place to visit. Amazing view of Istanbul opens up from the top floor, you can even go outside and take beautiful pictures. Beware of the wind! But for those who are scared, there are binoculars available inside. An audio guide can be helpful for those who would like to learn a few historical facts about Istanbul.

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