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Explore the Karakoy, Galata & Tophane, Istanbul

Galata, Karaköy & Tophane Map belongs to Istanbul Beyoglu Municipality.


Karakoy, Galata & Tophane is also one of the most popular tourists areas in Istanbul. Galata Tower, Galata Mevlevihanesi, Tophane and Cukurcuma are the popular sights and places of interest in the region.

The Galata Tower is an old Genoese tower overlooking the beautiful Istanbul and has a luxurious restaurant at the top. Travelers may enjoy the excellent panoramic views of Istanbul, Golden Horn and Bosphorus.

Dating back to 1491 and has become a museum in 1975, the Galata Mevlevihanesi Museum is a lively place that variety of Turkish calligraphic art items, music items and items belonging to Mevlevi culture are exhibited.


The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art is the first private museum in Turkey offering modern and contemporary art exhibitions. The museum was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus.

Cukurcuma is an authentic district of the area that where the visitors may enjoy the lively streets with cafes, art houses and souvenir shops.

At the Karakoy, Galata and Tophane you may ...
  Visit & See
  Galata Tower
  St. Pierre Church
  Arab Mosque
  Osmanli Bank Museum
  Galata Mevlevihanesi
  Surp Krikor Lusavoric Armenian Church
  Azapkapi Mosque
  Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
  Galata Bridge
  Tophane Fountain
  Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque
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