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Galata Bridge

Galata bridge

Galata Bridge

The Galata Bridge (Galata Köprüsü) is a 490-meter-long rock bridge that is located in the estuary known as the Golden Horn, linking old Istanbul with the most modern area.

The Galata Bridge not only links different areas of the city, but also constitutes a symbolic bridge capable of uniting different cultures.
Bridges and more bridges

The first bridge over the mouth of the Golden Horn was built in 1845. Several years later, in 1863, the arrival of Napoleon III caused it to be replaced by a wooden bridge. After this two more bridges were built in 1875 and 1912, and in 1992 the bridge was created that can be seen today.

The bridge today

Nowadays, in the lower level of the Galata Bridge there are several restaurants and cafes where, in addition to tasting the freshest fish and other typical Turkish dishes, it is pleasant to watch the comings and goings of the ferries while the fishermen sell their catch to the restaurants.

In addition to being an important part of the cityscape of Istanbul, the Galata Bridge occupies a large space in the myths and legends and also in the heart of Turkish citizens.

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