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Galata Tower, Istanbul

4.3
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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  • I think they're throwing your love off the tower for not scraping it off the railings with a pointed object. Besides, I've had a breakup with all of my girlfriends, but don't stop...
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  • Risk waiting in line and watch the magnificent view, and if you come across the hour of the prayer, especially the evening prayer is officially a visual and auditory feast
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  • Really good view of Istanbul that allows you to take some incredible photos/time lapses/panoramic photos of Istanbul. The tower cost 35 lira per person to enter. But I would recommend paying for the simulator for an extra 15 lira as it allows you to get a 4D experience of the whole of Istanbul as well as giving you a sort of rollercoaster feeling. The top of the tower has a cafe & the floor below has a restaurant, both of which don’t seem too pricey. We went to the cafe and had 2 teas and coke and it was 17 Lira which isn’t bad at all. As for why I am giving this 5 stars, check the photos 🤓
  • I went to Galata Tower twice during my trip to Istanbul and it’s a wonderful place to be at. Specially at sunset time. The ticket price is TL 25 and up to 6 are free. There is an elevator inside so one don’t need to climb the stairs. There is a fine dine restaurant at the top with great views. The area around Galata is really nice with a lot of restaurants and small shops for souvenirs and many other things. It’s a must visit if you are in Istanbul.
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