The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish) — called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin) by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphorus. 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 Istanbul's historic peninsula and its environs. The nine-story tower is 66.90 m (without the ornament on top, 51.65 m) was the city's tallest structure when it was built. There is a restaurant and cafe on its upper floors which command a magnificent view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus.
Panoramic view of Istanbul City from the observation deck of the Galata Kulesi (Galata Tower)
by Pai November. 13, 2017 1741 views
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