Istanbul: Galata tower
One of Istanbuls landmarks is the Galata tower. An escalator carries you comfortably up into the restaurant and from there its a few steps to the open air platform with a great view at the city.
More panoramas at: http://www.derPanoramafotograf.com
The Galata Tower is one of the most prominent landmarks in the city on the European Side, located in ...
The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish) — called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin) b...
On our way to Galata tower, we stopped by Camekan sokak, where you can see the tower and shot a pano,...
Built in 1895 by the Helbigs, a wealthy Belgian family of bankers living in Istanbul, the famous Doga...
Istanbul (historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see the other names of Istanbul) is the largest city of Turkey and the third largest city in the world. The city covers 27 districts of the Istanbul province.
It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) side of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world which is situated on two continents. In its long history, Istanbul served as the capital city of the Roman Empire (330–395), the East Roman (Byzantine) Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). The city was chosen as joint European Capital of Culture for 2010. The historic areas of Istanbul were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.