While not much to look at, Galata Koprusu represents a tiny microcosm of life in the city, linking Beyoglu and Eminonu districts. The current bridge was built in 1992, replacing several earlier versions which were no longer feasible. Both Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were at times enlisted to design the bridge to cross the Golden Horn. Da Vinci's design was not accepted by the Sultan, while Michelangelo rejected the invitation to work on the project. Experience the sights of mosques and the Galata Tower on the horizon as you walk the length of the bridge. Most days you'll find dozens of men casting their fishing lines into the water below and street vendors peddling Turkish snacks, souvenirs, and fishing bait. Below the bridge, discover restaurants and cafes serving up Turkish food and drinks. Make Galata Koprusu a centerpiece of your Istanbul vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.
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Galata Koprusu reviews
It is a very beautiful place, the view is very beautiful, the most beautiful place is Beyaz İnci Restaurant, they serve tea, coffee, baklava and fruit.
It is a very beautiful place, the view is very beautiful, the most beautiful place is Beyaz İnci Restaurant, they serve tea, coffee, baklava and fruit. more »
One of Istanbul's iconic bridges. It has an atypical architecture, on its sides, under the runway, there are a lot of fish restaurants. Also, a picturesque element, a lot of fishermen are on the...
One of Istanbul's iconic bridges. It has an atypical architecture, on its sides, under the runway, there are a lot of fish restaurants. Also, a picturesque element, a lot of fishermen are on the... more »
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