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Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Location : 41.025499,28.974102
By car : 20 minutes
By Metro : 15 minutes

Located in Istanbul’s Galata neighbourhood, visible from almost every angle of the city, it was originally built as a wooden lighthouse by the Byzantine Emperor Anastasius in the year 507 and later re-built in stone by the Genoans in 1348. It is said that in the 17th century, the great aviator Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi strapped on a set of wooden wings and took flight from this tower, thus bringing to life the concept of a “bird’s eye view” from this perfect vantage point. Offering full service at its café and restaurant, the Galata Tower also hosts traditional Turkish shows in the evenings.

Galata- Beyoğlu.