Exploring Istanbul’s busy city is a wonderful experience, but seeing it from above is completely special. The best place to do so, in my opinion, is Galata tower, a landmark that dominates the skyline. Check out Turkey Tours to know about the other most popular and amazing places to visit in turkey.
I went to the tower six years ago, at night, to attend a Turkish series. I could see lights from houses, scattered around the horizon and traffic lights moving, but that was it and I just wanted to go back in the daytime.
A visit back last month to Istanbul meant that Galata Tower was on the top of my list of places to go. Cast a glance on Istanbul tour to explore the beautiful places in Istanbul.
Istanbul View from the Galata Tower
I eventually made it through the doors after waiting in a line for a half hour, paid my ticket money and waited in another line for the lifts.
I got out of the lifts, walked up a winding staircase that passes on the way through the restaurant. When I reached the top, I had a simple and 360-degree view of Istanbul in front of me.
Now – if you know me well, you will remember that seeing Istanbul from the top of the Galata tower is an achievement because I am in great fear of heights.
With my back squarely against the wall I walked around the house. Perhaps too much to bear was the prospect of peering over the guard rails and down to the streets below.
Reference to the fool who was in the same morning as me at the Galata tower. Messing about at the top of a 66-meter tower with dodgy-looking guardrails and a half-meter tourist route IS NOT FUNNY!! Best of Turkey is a platform from where one can be familiar with top places of Turkey to visit. Must visit it.
Yeah, if, on the same day as me, you happened to be up the hill, I was the freaky woman with palpitations and suffering from a hangover where I wanted to throw up.
I hope you enjoy my photographs; most of them taken with one hand because I refused to take my other hand off the wall. Check out Turkey Tours Packages to know about the tour price and duration of tour.
Usual questions by readers on Galata Tower
Can you find any recognizable landmarks in the pictures?
Have you been to the top of the tower as well?