The Galata Tower, built in 1348 in the Romanesque style on a hill in the new city of Istanbul overlooking Golden Horn Bay, is a symbol of the new city with its impressive 67-meter high conical roof. Many tourists visit the tower for the wonderful view of the many mosques in the historic district of the old city, as well as the cityscape of Asia across the Bosphorus, making it one of the most popular tourist spots in the new city.
Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is located where Asia and Europe face each other on the Bosphorus Strait. Due to its geographical importance, the city has developed as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. The city is lined with historical buildings reflecting the culture and religion of each era, and is enveloped in a unique atmosphere. From the magnificent mosques to the labyrinthine bazaars, from traditional hammams to a wide variety of culinary delights, you will never run out of things to do during your stay.