GALATA TOWER

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Description

Description

Leave the port for the Galata Tower. The original tower was built in 1348 and was known as the Tower of Christ. It was the highest part of the fortifications surrounding the Genoese citadel of Galata.
The tower became a prison under the Ottomans, and during the 19th century, and was later used as fire lookout station. The conical roof was constructed during the restorations works from 1965 to 1967.
The observation deck offers a spectacular 360° view of former Constantinople, the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus, and the Sea of Marmara.
When visiting the tour, you’ll also read the legend of Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi, who allegedly flew with his handmade wings from the Galata Tower over the Bosphorus all the way to Üsküdar on the Asian Side in the 17th century.

 

Duration : ~ 1:30

  • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
  • Shorts and low-cut shirts are prohibited. Please have your shoulders and knees covered.
  • If there is not a minimum of 25 participants, the excursion will be cancelled or offered at a higher rate according to the number of participants (payment on board).
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.