Galata Tower and Bridge

Galata Tower & BRIDGE

 

The Roman Emperor Anastasius constructed the Galata Tower in 528 A.D. during the Latin invasion, and the tower was destroyed. Later, it was rebuilt by the Genoese in 1348 and named Crist Tower.

It was used as a watchtower for many years. Because the Galata Tower was the highest construction in Istanbul with 67 m length. The tower is located in the Galata neighborhood of the Beyoglu district.

The tower had been used for different purposes, and finally, it was converted into a museum. The top of it is a panoramic balcony, museum, cafe & restaurant.

According, the Golden Horn, it has always been a problem, both in the Roman and Ottoman periods.

Emperor Justinian attempted to build a bridge over the Golden Horn. The bridge was built but did not survive so long. After the conquest of Constantinapolis, sultan Mehmed constructed a bridge in the 15th century while it was demolished. Sultan Bayezid asked for a Project from Leonardo da Vinci.

He planed the bridge with 240 meters in length and 40 meters wide. But the Project has never been finished. It would have been the longest and the largest bridge ever for that time. Until the 19th century, no one attempt to plan a Project. Sultan Abdulmejid constructed the first modern bridge in 1845.

Since then, the Galata Bridge has been fixed, and it links the old city and the new town. There are many seafood restaurants under the bridge. And people are fishing non-stop on the bridge.

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