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The Galata Tower (Turkish: Galata Kulesi), also called Christea Turris (Tower of Christ) by the Genoese and Megalos Pyrgos (The Great Tower) by the Byzantines, is located in Istanbul, Turkey, to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a huge, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline on the Galata side of the Golden Horn.

Galata TowerThe tower was built as Christea Turris in 1348 during an expansion of the Genoese colony in Constantinople. It was the apex of the fortifications surrounding the Genoese citadel of Galata. The current tower should not be confused with the old Tower of Galata, an original Byzantine tower, named Megalos Pyrgos, which controlled the northern end of the massive sea chain that closed the entrance of the Golden Horn. This tower was on a different site and was largely destroyed during the Fourth Crusade in 1204.

The 66.90 m tower (62.59 m without the ornament on top) was the city's tallest structure when built.


İstanbul'un en eski ve en güzel kulelerinden biri olan GALATA KULESİ Bizans İmparatoru Justinianus'un hükümdarlığı sırasında 528 yılında inşa edilmiştir. 13. Yüzyılda Cenevizliler tarafından kullanıldı. 1453'de İstanbul fethedildiğinde Türklerin eline geçti. Kule yerden 61 metre deniz seviyesinden 140 metre yüksekliktedir. Çapı 8.95 metre ve duvar kalınlığıda 3.75 metredir. Restoranında sadece lezzetli TÜrk ve Uluslararası mutfağın tadına bakmakla kalmayıp aynı zamanda boğazın ve şehrin harika manzarasınında zevkine varacaksınız. Gece ulübünde Türk Halk oyunları ve göbek dansını izleyerek geçireceğiniz bir geceyi asla unutamayazaksınız

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  • Copyright: Tamer Zourob (tzourob) (195)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-07-16
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2007-07-31 1:44
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