The Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of Golden Horn. One of the city`s most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul or Constantinople and its environs.
The tower was constructed as a lighthouse by Roman Emperor Anastasius, in 528. Since then, it is been used as a watchtower for about 15 centuries. Nowadays there is a restaurant at the top.
Open everyday from 09:00 to 19:00
Restaurant keeps open after 19:00.
Entrance fee (2019 August): 25 TL
The best way to get to Galata Tower, is to walk. It will take about 15 mins from the hotel.
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