While not much to look at, Galata Koprusu represents a tiny microcosm of life in the city, linking Beyoglu and Eminonu districts. The current bridge was built in 1992, replacing several earlier versions which were no longer feasible. Both Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were at times enlisted to design the bridge to cross the Golden Horn. Da Vinci's design was not accepted by the Sultan, while Michelangelo rejected the invitation to work on the project. Experience the sights of mosques and the Galata Tower on the horizon as you walk the length of the bridge. Most days you'll find dozens of men casting their fishing lines into the water below and street vendors peddling Turkish snacks, souvenirs, and fishing bait. Below the bridge, discover restaurants and cafes serving up Turkish food and drinks. Make Galata Koprusu a centerpiece of your Istanbul vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.
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Galata Koprusu Reviews
Es un puente de pescadores y debajo tiene muchos restaurantes y unas barcas ambulantes que venden pescados. Se puede pasear en la parte de arriba y ver unas vistas excepcionales del Bósforo. more »It is a fisherman's bridge and underneath it has many restaurants and some walking boats that sell fish. You can walk on the top and see some exceptional views of the Bosphorus.
До моста доехали с гостиницы на такси .Прогулялись по мосту ,приехали к вечеру . Начинались сумерки вид на Стамбул,на теплоходы,на реку был прекрасный.Когда потемнело ,под мостом находятся рыбные рест... more »The bridge was reached from the hotel by taxi. We walked over the bridge, arrived in the evening. There was a twilight view of Istanbul, on the ships, on the river was perfect. When it darkened, under the bridge there are fish restaurants, overlooking the river, the city.
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