Panoramic view of Istanbul City from the observation deck of the Galata Kulesi (Galata Tower)

by Pai November. 13, 2017 1741 views

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.

 Bosphorus (Narrow Sea Channel) Bridge connecting Asia & Europe

Bosphorus (Narrow Sea Channel) Bridge connecting Asia & Europe

 View of Galata Bridge and surrounding area

View of Galata Bridge and surrounding area

Topkapi Palace & Blue Mosque from Galata Tower

Topkapi Palace & Blue Mosque from Galata Tower

View of Galata Bridge and surrounding area

View of Galata Bridge and surrounding area

Another view from Galata Tower

Another view from Galata Tower

Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque

Halic Metro Bridge & Ataturk Koprusu

Halic Metro Bridge & Ataturk Koprusu

Another view from Galata Tower

Another view from Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Galata Tower

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