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Galata Bridge

Galata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
+90 212 243 9501
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This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish sandwich” (129 reviews)
“golden horn” (142 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Galata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 212 243 9501
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to the Galati Altin Balik and had an average meal. We were the only Europeans there and all the Turks got free fruit and we got nothing. Had to wait an eternity for service and we were overcharged for drinks. Do not go, there...More

Thank ady4225
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the pier as we were walking and exploring. We noticed a lot of people and food stands etc so we stopped down to check it out. My husband loves fish, not me so much. You could smell the stinky fish all over...More

Thank deedeelynn1
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I had a nice walk across the bridge and enjoyed watching all the fishermen catching of the bridge.

Thank Coles8
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must do to sit under the moonlight and having a fish cuisine with a glass of raki and enjoy the breeze of the sea .

Thank Metehan N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very refreshing view in the morning. You will see people standing with their fishing rods to catch fishes and relax. People reach their before sunrise to welcome the day. So if you have limited time while travelling then you can just have a glance...More

Thank Khushbu187
Reviewed 1 week ago

While most Istanbul tourists spend the majority of their time in the Sultanahmet district, you really need to cross over the Galata bridge for more sightseeing and experiences. You can take a ferry, tram, or simply walk across. The lower level of the bridge is...More

1  Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spanning the Golden Horn, the Galata Bridge is a happening place. Really two levels....below are eateries and above room for traffic and tram and walkers....and lots and lots of fishermen, and a few sardines!!!! Watch the boat traffic, the ferries, the cruise boats....watch out for...More

Thank busconi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in Istanbul from June 30th to July 5th, after visiting the Galata tower, for sure you have to visit the Galata Bridge. It was filled with restaurants specialized to sea foods, but what I heard was different; a boat which cooked the fish with...More

Thank Majid_Darehsairi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beware of fraud restaurants that have 2-3 menues depend on how much they want to charge you. They may show you one kind of fish and give you another type.

Thank shagha j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for photos! Killer views, lots of restaurants underneath. Almost took a Ferry... but didn't know where they went! Watch out for the fishermen's hooks!!

Thank Ryan L
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
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4 July 2015|
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Response from Audrey K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's around 10-15 min walking distance..and it's downhill!
16 March 2015|
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Response from yramoet | Reviewed this property |
if I am not wrong there are two or three, exept the Galata one. We walked along the Ataturk bridge.
27 February 2015|
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Response from Alexander S | Reviewed this property |
Far, but you can get funicular to Taksim square, then walk on famous Istiklal street, which will get you to Galata tower and then - Galata Bridge. Easy and beautiful