Stroll on Galata Hill and visit the old Genoese tower

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Stroll on Galata Hill and visit the old Genoese tower

For centuries the tallest building in the city, the Galata Tower offers striking views over the south districts, where many of Istanbul's wonders are gathered.

On a clear day, the view from the top of the tower is spectacular. All the major sights of Istanbul and the Princes' Islands are within its ken. Built by Genoese merchants in the 13th century, this cylindrical tower with conical roof rises to a height 68 metres like a sentinel at the edge of town. Visible from all quarters, it dominates the northern shore of the Golden Horn. Now restored, it has a lift that leads to the terrace and its 360° panoramic view over the city and hills.

Enjoy a tour through the chic winding streets of Galata, filled with restaurants, tearooms, and small galleries. Recently, designers have begun to invest in the area, yet another reason to go window shopping! To get to the top of the hill, you have two solutions: walk to peacefully enjoy the charms of the landscape, or take the Tünel Meydani old funicular, which, at 355 metres, is the shortest underground railway line in Europe.

Galata Kulesi
Galata Kulesi
34421 Beyoğlu
Istanbul

+90 212 293 81 80

www.galatakulesi.org