- What is the Galata Tower ?
Historical Place, Tourist Attraction, Restaurant, Cafe.
- History of Galata Tower
The tower was built in the 14th century by the Genoese who had semi-independence from the Byzantines. It was part of their fortification.
The tower was used as a prison and a fire tower during the Ottoman era. The nine-story tower is 66.90 meters tall and was the city’s tallest structure when it was built. The elevation at ground level is 35 meters above sea-level.
According to Evliya Çelebi, Ottoman historian and traveller, Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi flew as an early aviator using artificial wings from the tower to Üsküdar. The Sultan at the time initially taught of rewarding him, then changed his mind and sent him to exile in Algeria.
Today the observatory deck has a 360 degrees view of the city, from here you can observe the monuments that sit on the seven hills of historical peninsula. (Constantinople was built on the seven hills of the historical peninsula like Rome.)
- How much does it cost to Entrance Galata Tower ?
Galata Tower Entrance Fee: 25 TL
Restaurant Menu: Galata Tower Restaurant Menu *(CLICK)*
- What are Galata Tower opening hours ?
The Galata Tower is open daily from 8am to 8pm.
- What is the contact information of Galata Tower ?
|Galata Tower Phone||+90 (212) 2935707|
|Galata Tower Restaurant Phone||+90 (212) 2938180|
- How do i get to Galata Tower by Public Transport ? (by Bus, Metro, Tram, Train, Ferry, Cable Car)
BY GOOGLE MAPS
|Address||BEREKETZADE DISTRICT, GALATA KULESİ ST, 34421, BEYOĞLU / İSTANBUL|
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