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Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge is located in the middle of Istanbul, and it extends over the Golden Horn from North Karakoy to Old Istanbul, which is the center of Sultan Ahmed on the southern side. The bridge can be used to reach Europe through the western side of the bridge, and go to Asia and Skudar from the eastern side through the Bosphorus strait. Karakoy (Galata) is in the northern part of the bridge, which is a Genoese colony dating back to the Byzantine times.

Some information about the Galata Bridge

There are many information related to the Galata Bridge, as follows:

  • It is said that in the year 1503 AD, Sultan Beyazid II was commissioned to design Leonardo da Vinci as a bridge over the Golden Horn.
  • It is reported that the current Galata Bridge was built in 1992.
  • The Galata Bridge provides an opportunity to fish, as well as an opportunity for passers-by to see what fishers catch.
  • Big fish cannot be caught from this bridge, as the maximum catch weight is around 0.7 kg.


Galata represents a social and cultural center in Istanbul, Turkey, and contains many archaeological monuments, including the following:

  • Monastery of Galata from the Whirling Dervishes: This place reflects the culture and mysticism of Turkey in the Middle East, where the Turkish Dervishes rotate during their devotional prayers, and the visitor observes the place a group of men who circulate for a quarter of an hour on the sounds of religious chants.
  • Galata Tower: This tower is considered one of the most distinctive monuments in Istanbul, and contains an exceptional observation exhibition to see all parts of the city and its coast.
  • St. Antoine of Christ Church: It is the largest Catholic church in Istanbul, and was built between 1906-1912, by the small italyn community in Istanbul.
  • Istiklal Street: This street is characterized by its charming beauty, and contains several restaurants, candy sellers, antiques shops, familiar chains and independent shops.
  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art: It is a museum that displays Turkish art, which reflects local talents, in addition to hosting the museum a group of workshops, and wonderful educational exhibitions, the exhibition aims to glorify the beauty of Turkish art and culture.
  • Galata Bridge.
  • The Turkish Jewish Museum.

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