Galata Tower, Turkish meaning ''Galata Kulesi'' is one of the oldest and highest towers in Istanbul. Galata tower is 63 meters high. You can watch the panoramic view of the Old city of Istanbul and Golden Horn.
It was built in the 14th century by the Genoese colony as part of the defensive wall surrounding its regions in Galata, opposite the ancient Constantinople. They called the tower "Christea Turris" or "Christ Tower". Genoese entered the trade with the Byzantines, and the tower was used for the surveillance of the Harbor in Golden Horn. Constantinople II. After conquest by Mehmet, it was used as a fire watchtower to detect fires in the city.
Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi the first Turkish to fly in the 17th century Ottoman Empire. The bird copied its wings and examined the air flows of the throat. He flew from the Galata Tower and landed about 6 kilometers (4 miles) from the district of Üsküdar on the Asian continent across the Bosphorus.
After the Republic established, Galata Tower was restored and opened to public visits in 1967. The tower has a cafeteria at the top. After the last restoration in 2013, the restaurant that organized the Turkish night on the top floor was closed. There are three more floors to climb by stairs to reach the panoramic terrace, which is 52 meters above the ground.
On special days and national holidays, light shows are held in the Galata tower. Those who see the tower from the outside watch this visual with interest. It has a very nice light show.
The interest in Galata tower has increased in recent years. Therefore, a ticket queue is formed to enter the tower.
There is a small souvenir shop right across the entry-level ticket office inside the tower. There are also small souvenir shops around the tower. There are also many shops selling musical instruments. There are also nice small coffee shops where you can have tea and coffee.
When you walk down from the Galata tower, you reach the Galata Bridge. When you walk up, you arrive at Istiklal street and Beyoglu. Istiklal street is crowded and lively at all hours of the day. You can see many different shops.
The tower, built on a small island, is about 18 meters high. The Anatolian side of Istanbul is close to Üsküdar district. It dates back 2,500 years. From ancient times to the Byzantine Empire, from there to the Ottoman Empire and now to the today. It was used as a lighthouse in before. It serves as a restaurant and cafe in recent years.
The Maiden's Tower is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul. Dinner at the Maiden's Tower with sunset is one of the most beautiful events in Istanbul. It is popular in Istanbul to offer marriages with Üsküdar beach boats that reached the island within 5 minutes. There is no need to eat at the restaurant to visit the Maiden Tower, you can only watch the Maiden Tower by paying on the boat.
Today, the Maiden's Tower enjoys the beautiful view of Istanbul as a cafe during the day and a restaurant in the evening.
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