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These are the best cultural venues in town based on their, FACILITIES and ARTISTIC QUALITY.
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Published: August  18, 2014

Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi)

In the 1967, after three years of restoration, the Galata Tower reopened its doors. The present tower has been restored to the appearance it had under the reign of Mehmet II during the Ottoman Empire. The external diameter of the Galata Tower at its base is 16,45 meters, while the inside diameter is only 8,95 meters. The thickness of the walls at its base is 3,75 meters, diminishing to a mere 20 centimeters at the top floor. The nine-story tower is 66,90 meters tall (62,59 meter without the ornament top) and was the city’s tallest structure at the time of construction. There are two elevators taking visitors to the 7th floor. From there you have to take two flights of stairs to reach the observation deck. Step outside on the balcony, walk around the tower’s summit and enjoy the spectacular panoramic 360 degree view of the city. Check out my Galata Tower picture gallery. When you’re done, can go to the pleasant cafeteria if you want to enjoy the view while having a drink.

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Address :

Bereketzade Mh., Galata Kulesi Square Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Phone :

+90 212 244 7736

Schedule :

Daily: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm.


Published: August  18, 2014

Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi)

In the 1967, after three years of restoration, the Galata Tower reopened its doors. The present tower has been restored to the appearance it had under the reign of Mehmet II during the Ottoman Empire. The external diameter of the Galata Tower at its base is 16,45 meters, while the inside diameter is only 8,95 meters. The thickness of the walls at its base is 3,75 meters, diminishing to a mere 20 centimeters at the top floor. The nine-story tower is 66,90 meters tall (62,59 meter without the ornament top) and was the city’s tallest structure at the time of construction. There are two elevators taking visitors to the 7th floor. From there you have to take two flights of stairs to reach the observation deck. Step outside on the balcony, walk around the tower’s summit and enjoy the spectacular panoramic 360 degree view of the city. Check out my Galata Tower picture gallery. When you’re done, can go to the pleasant cafeteria if you want to enjoy the view while having a drink.