Galata Bridge, Galata, Istanbul


Galata Bridge is the bridge that spans the Golden Horn. The bridge is situated at the mouth of the Golden Horn and connects Galata and Eminonu neighborhoods.


History of Galata Bridge dates back to very old times. During the Byzantium era, there has been works to built a bridge on Golden Horn. The first bridges on Golden Horn was destroyed in 1204 during Crusade.

Later on, during the Sultan II.Bayezit era, Leonardo Da Vinci offered to built a bridge here but that offer was not accepted. Many other bridges were built to that area during the history. The latest bridge is now one of the most popular sights in Istanbul with its great views, people fishing on, restaurants and cafes under. Walking on the bridge and passing the Golden Horn in the company of Istanbul's great historical and panoramic views is also a great attraction for the visitors.



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