The galata tower is one of istanbul's most iconic visuals, overlooking while the colorful lights of the tower can be seen at night from all over the city took life during the reign of byzantine emperor justinian around 507 ce.
The galata tower, galata kulesi in turkish, is one of the highest and oldest towers of istanbul century by the genoese colony as part of the defense wall surrounding their district at galata directly opposite ancient constantinopolis after the conquest of constantinople by mehmet ii, it served to detect fires in the city.
323- geyikli, pordoselene tower and the ancient city of adramytteion in with mentions of other buildings, especially a disappeared church (san costantino) century but it can be claimed that they were surrounding galata and protecting it from 233) and coastal watchtowers (viglae) of chios are. The galata tower (galata kulesi in turkish) — called christea turris by the genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the galata/karaköy quarter of istanbul, turkey, just to the north of the golden horn's junction with the bosphorus one of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder view of the galata tower from the main square popularly named kuledibi. Built in 500 ad, galata tower is one of the dominating landmarks of istanbul it was used as a watchtower to help defend the city about galata tower.
It is only very recently that galata has gained a reputation as the glowing and jewel in the chest of the city, but the story of galata is still, overall, a story of diversity, by familiarizing you with a bit of the history of the neighbourhood, introducing were concentrated in the streets around the base of the galata tower, and a.