Categories

Regions

Galata tower

Since 1348

Follow Us

Contact

  • Bereketzade Mahallesi Büyük Hendek Caddesi, No: 2 - 34421 Galata / Beyoğlu / İstanbul
  • +90 (212) 293 81 80
  • galatakulesi.com.tr
Popular Price
$ 7

TTuesday
09:00 AM - 20:30
WWednesday
09:00 AM - 20:30
TThursday
09:00 AM - 20:30
FFriday
09:00 AM - 20:30
SSaturday
09:00 AM - 20:30
SSunday
09:00 AM - 20:30

If you follow the Galip Dede Street that goes to Karaköy from the Tunnel, you will reach Galata Tower. It was built on another tower by Genoese in 1348, who settled around Galata in13th century. It constituted the Galata walls in this side, protecting Genoese, and it was nearly functioning as a head tower. The tower also rose while raising the walls in 1446.

It was demolished in level of brick stripes in a severe earthquake in 1509. Architect Murat Bin Hayrettin repaired the tower, so upper than 13 meters belong to Turkish period.

It was used as a dungeon during the Magnificent (1520-1566) period and as an observatory during Murat III (1574-1595) period. It witnessed an interesting event in Murat IV (1520-1566) that Hezarfen Ahmed Chalabi flew from the tower by the wings he made himself to Doğancılar in Üsküdar.

Check external source(s) for more info:

Ok, message sent.
Message not sent.

Browse The Map

GPS
Bereketzade Mahallesi Büyük Hendek Caddesi, No: 2 - 34421 Galata / Beyoğlu / İstanbul

Reviews And Comments

5.0
1
Review

Excellent