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Galata Bridge

Galata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
+90 212 243 95 01
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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” (102 reviews)
“golden horn” (150 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Galata Koprusu Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You must go there hungry or you will regret it. The smells of the lokmas and the fish and bread will get you to eat them, and if you werent hungry you will lose your mind

Thank Nesi B
Reviewed 1 week ago

really walking on the bridge , looking at beautiful landscape of golden horn , the great mosques which can be seen , galata tower , the fishermans , the boats ,....all were great . we spend around two hour on the bridge including a lunch...More

Thank MohammadNejad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can handle the fishy smell, Taking a walk over the Galata Bridge is a great way to see the Bosphorus. We also enjoyed watching the locals fish off the bridge. There are also restaurants under the bridge but we didn’t get the chance...More

Thank QSabroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

crossing the galata bridge by foot is a remarkable experience; one can start at the spice market and end up at the galata tower further down the road... (not to mention the jewish museum) and check out the myriads of people who cross the bridge...More

Thank batami01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Istanbul Scam - ıf a shoe brush is dropped in front of you keep walking ! Walking through Galata I saw a shoe shıne man drop a brush in front of a couple, the couple picked ıt up and gave it back - they were...More

Thank abottomley2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bridge is renovated many years ago. Underthe bridge there is tons of restaurand and pubs and most of them are really cheap. with 20 tl you can have fish and bread and beer.ITs a must attraction in istanbul .

Thank Mehmet D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge itself is great and even the view from the bridge is greater. There are plenty of people fishing from the bridge. The bridge is busy from the morning till night and even thereafter. There are lots of restaurants serving speciality sea foods.

Thank Movarip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked acrossd twice to and from Galanta Tower after a short tramway ride from the Hotel. Restaurants were pressed for first customers, lower level, and offered discounts. Great bridge to fish from and view of native culture.

Thank wschwiner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the top of bridge is full of fishermen and below you can find very good restaurants which serve seafood. The bridge is also accessible from Istiklal street and also available by metro from Halic station.

Thank ShahinAShahi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crowded on a weekend. A stretch of people fishing and restaurants below. Was on a bus that pass through this bridge to eminonu where you can get on the ferries for the bosphorous tour.

Thank macsimogong
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy
is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at
the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most
historically significant area, it’s currently one of
the most happening parts of town as well. Here street
vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks
of the Horn where the views of major attractions
across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions,
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Martin A
10 December 2017|
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Response from ESolorzanoLemus | Reviewed this property |
If I understand correctly you are arriving at 9 pm with kids, my suggestion will be to find a nice restaurant with a Terrace to enjoy the night view of the city. At night time all the tourist sites are closed. I recommend... More
Martin A
10 December 2017|
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Response from Jay Y | Reviewed this property |
By 9 PM, Galata Bridge will still be lined with fishermen, although the area in general will be dead because the last ferries to and from the nearby Eminonu have already passed. If you could go to only one spot in Istanbul... More
12 August 2017|
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Response from maartenw2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that's possible and a nice walk!
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