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Galata Tower, Istanbul

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#2 of 552 in Museums in Turkey
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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  • A magnificent view while you arrive at the foot of the tower, ages of history at your fingertips. You can feel its power from the beginning of your visit. I had the pleasure to go on a sunny Saturday....  more
    A magnificent view while you arrive at the foot of the tower, ages of history at your fingertips. You can feel its power from the beginning of your visit. I had the pleasure to go on a sunny Saturday....  more »
  • This is a convenient place to visit as it is within walking distance from Taksim. Long queue to buy the ticket and even longer queue to get in. The views were amazing from the top. Please note that....  more
    This is a convenient place to visit as it is within walking distance from Taksim. Long queue to buy the ticket and even longer queue to get in. The views were amazing from the top. Please note that....  more »
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  • I tried getting tickets online; multiple fails. The line for tickets was long, but moved pretty swiftly. Some people tried jumping the line - much to their credit, the ticket counter sent them to the back of the line. They control entry well so it doesn't get over crowded. The views are amazing; as you would expect. The next best thing is all the history on different floors as you walk down - so skip the elevator on the way out (unless absolutely necessary). Great price; 175TL, approximately $9. From our hotel it is a little difficult to walk, but still doable. Definitely worth it.
  • Really nice. Went while it rained which I liked. The misses thought it would be taller 🤣🤣. Was really nice and cost 175TL (ticket only) per person which is an okay price. But the views were really nice with free binoculars stands to really enjoy the view. Staff were friendly but the views are great. Would recommend coming early morning to avoid the cues and get the good views

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