While a bridge has stood in the same location since 1845, the current structure dates back only to 1994. The previous bridge (the fourth), was damaged in a fire in 1992 and moved further up the Golden Horn. Stretching from Karakoy to Eminonu, the present-day bridge is actually the fifth Galata Bridge to stand on those shores. At 42 meters wide, it has 3 lanes for traffic and one walkway in each direction.
The lower level of the bridge is now lined with lively cafes and restaurants offering a magnificent view of the Golden Horn and the old city.
Tours & Tickets
See Istanbul in the most delicious way: through your taste buds. Traverse the stunning, hilly city on this 5-hour guided tour, eating your way through street ... Read more
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)