The Galata Tower is one of the main tourist attractions in the city, Istanbul. In local, this tower is referred as ‘Galata Kulesi’. Istanbul is the most popular city in turkey and spreads over Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. It is located in the Galata Quarter of Istanbul and is very close to the main junction of Bosphorus and the Golden Horn.
The Galata Tower was built in 1348 in Roman style as (Tower of Christ) during the expansion of the Genoese Colony. During the Ottoman period, the conical top of the tower underwent several restorations works. From 1717, Ottomans use this tower for spotting fires and so this tower was badly damaged. In 1875, during a heavy storm, the conical roof was destroyed. For the rest of the Ottoman period, this tower is without its conical roof. During restoration work in the 1960s, the conical roof was reconstructed and the wooden interior of the tower was changed by a concrete structure.
The Galata Tower stands at a height of 67m is having a cylindrical body with sharp cone edges. From the observatory deck, you can have a panoramic view of Istanbul and the amazing Bosphorus! This tower was fully built of stones. The upper floor of the tower has restaurants and Cafes serving delicious foods to customers. There is also a nightclub involved in hosting Turkish shows. This Galata Tower contains nine floors so lifts and elevators are used to carry visitors from the ground floor to the top floor. It is a must-visit place for all the tourists visiting Istanbul.
Where it is located ?
Address: Bereketzade, Büyük Hendek Cd. No: 2, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey