Galata is one of the oldest and most important settlements in Istanbul. Old Istanbul is located in this region and has grown from here. Tens of civilizations that passed through this land have left behind a unique culture and magnificent historical structures. Nowadays, this region is one of the most enjoyable places to visit Istanbul. If you say what to do in Galata, continue to read our article. Pleasant readings!
Go Up to the Galata Tower
Galata Tower, which adorns Istanbul’s silhouette with all its glory, is also one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul. This tower, which was built in 528, has been used for many different purposes such as shelter, observatory and fire tower. The tower is one of the tallest buildings in Istanbul. When you come to Galata, you can experience the best of Istanbul by going to Galata Tower.
Next to the Galata Tower, sink into the Galata’s romance
After going out from the Galata Tower, you will encounter with many places around. You can drink tea and coffee in these places, and you can feel the magic of the environment. You can think of this activity as relaxing.
Shop at Vintage Shops
The Galata region is an excellent base for shopping. There are many shops in the area where unique and design products are sold. You can also buy authentic products by entering into vintage shops.
Explore the back streets of Galata
The Galata region is home to many historical buildings because Istanbul’s settlement began in this area. When you walk through the streets of Galata, you may feel like you are in a movie. You can take excellent pictures while wandering around the side streets. You can photograph beautiful buildings and rest in the places where you can eat or drink.
Visit the Galata Mevlevihanesi
Galata Mevlevihane, located on the lower side of the Galata Tower, was founded in 1491. Since 1975, it has been serving as a museum. In the museum, musical instruments, the calligraphy, and the Mevlevi clothes are exhibited. In addition, the Galata Mevlevihanesi also performs quite impressive Sema shows. You can witness a unique experience by participating in these Sema performances.
Traveling from Tünel to the Historic Peninsula
The Galata region is adjacent to significant areas. These regions include districts such as Eminönü, Karaköy, Sirkeci and Sultanahmet. You can crown your Galata adventure with a pleasant walk on this route. From the Tunnel, you can continue to the Historic Peninsula and see the remarkable historical buildings where each of it much impressive than the other.
Fishing on Galata Bridge
Don’t forget to eat a delicious fish bread in the fish restaurants under the Galata Bridge before you proceed on the route from the Tunnel to the Historic Peninsula! There are dozens of different restaurants for every budget.