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“Istanbul spirit”
Review of Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge
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Evening Walk and Light Food Tasting Tour
Ranked #33 of 1,044 things to do in Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This bridge spans the Golden Horn, connecting the old city with Beyoglu, the northern district of Istanbul.
Bucharest, Romania
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Istanbul spirit”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

The bridge itself is not so special, but is full of people, restaurants, excellent view etc and gives you a feeling of Istanbul. Try to go there in the afternoon, take a sit in one of the restaurants with a view on the West side and wait for the sunset. It is just amazing.

PS: Do not forget to eat the fish sandwich :)

Visited May 2014
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“Galatea Bridge”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

After a day on the boat trips and the Galatea Tower, decided to walk back home over the Galatea Bridge. So many restaurants to choose from, picked the last one with the guys outside grilling the fish, fast service and plenty of food for the money. Walked along the coast road by the sea, thought about trying the free gym machines but was too full, up a couple of back streets and a welcome from the landlord, Selami and an invite to try his wifes delicious food later that night. Best apartment ever, found on TR.

Visited October 2013
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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“Sensory Overload (in a good way)”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Tram noise, rushing crowd, ferries, street vendors competing for attention, imposing mosque overhead, fishermen lining across the entire span, car/bus jamming bridge roadway, take it all in!! Be sure to grab a fish sandwich from one of the 3 sanctioned boats (a meal for 2 costs $3, can't go wrong).

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New Delhi, India
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“Good to spend evenign and watch sun set”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

You can plan to visit Galata bridge during evening which is on a walkable distance from main tourist areas. When you cross the bridge (towards the galata tower), at the end on the right side on the sea side there are many stalls selling tea, fish and kabab sandwiches. You can sit on the sea side and enjoy sandwich and special black Turkish tea.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“catch a fish sandwich for 6 lire”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

bridge takes you from the Bazaar area to Beyoglu,

views: are nice
fish sandwich: served from the Bazaar side is good if you are need need of a lunch snack, i was copying a local and brought what i thought was a drink, it had pickles in it and looked interested, drank my first mouthful and it turns out it was mainly vinegar! pickles went nicely with my sandwich though.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Selene L
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