All you need to know about Galata Bridge in Istanbul

Information about Galata Bridge and its location

Galata Bridge is one of Istanbul’s most famous bridges, that spans the Golden Horn. The bridge was built during the reign of Sultan Abdulmejid II. It was made of wood, but it was restored and renewed repeatedly until another parallel bridge was built in 1987. Meanwhile, a fire broke out in the bridge, so some undamaged wooden boards were moved to land. It is a destination for sea lovers for meditating on the natural beauty of the sea. It is called the awake bridge as lights keep shining associated with sea fans’ traffic.

How to Get to Galata Bridge?

The bridge is located on Beyoglu, linking Eminonu and Karakoy. You can get to Galata Bridge from Taksim by Metro M2, then walking for 15 minutes. Or you can take buses 35C, 36T, and 55T.

where Galata bridge located

Seafood Restaurants at Galata Bridge

There is a wide variety of fish restaurants under the bridge with sea views on both sides. Restaurants have menus for all kinds of fish. The most attractive thing is boats and ships spreading in the region, where visitors prefer to eat fish. Onboard boats and ships, fish are grilled and prepared in Turkish bread with starters. Onboard workers get engaged in preparing fish and serving them to fish lovers’ tables.

Fish restaurants at Galata bridge

Galata Bridge at Night

Galata Bridge at night is one of the most favorable places for tourism and enjoyment lovers in Istanbul, where visitors enjoy watching the calm sea and bridge’s charming lights, as well as enjoying the music coming from nearby areas. They also enjoy the colorful lights that reflect on the Bosphorus, making the place more stunning at night.

Galata bridge by night

Tourist Places Near Galata Bridge

There are many tourist monuments nearby Galata Bridge in Istanbul. It is bordered by Sultan Ahmed district from the south and Karakoy from the north. For sea lovers, you can take a ferry from Eminonu to the princess islands. There is a group of other tourist monuments nearby Galata Bridge, such as Galata Tower, Spice Market (Egyptian Market), Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Fatih Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Ayasofia Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Square, and many more monuments.

Tourist Places Near Galata Bridge

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