Fishermen’s favourite

Galata Bridge

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Why locals love it

Spanning the Golden Horn, Istanbul’s iconic Galata Bridge is a top spot for fishing. Locals, especially men, like to come here to fish for fun and sometimes to earn money.

Why you should visit it

If you fancy fishing with locals, you can buy a rod and bait from vendors on the bridge. Fishing enthusiasts come here very early in the morning, so follow their lead and arrive early to get a good spot. The bridge also offers nice views of the Old City.

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7 Comments

good place to take photos,view the sea and also watch local fishermen.
Mehmet
Local
February 26, 2019
Nice place
Paydar
Local
January 29, 2019
Landmark
Zeynep
Local
November 9, 2018
It's view and natural habitat and people who are fishing.. It should be seen
Ceren
Local
August 10, 2018
The bridge has an interesting history itself, along with being a frequently used figure in Turkish literature (famous Turkish poets like Cemal Süreyya has several poems in which he reffers to the Galata Bridge). Also, it connects the two historical coast of the Golden Horn, which makes it a sight to see.
Yankı
Local
July 17, 2018

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  • Galata Bridge

    Galata Köprüsü Eminönü
    Istanbul
  • Currently Open
    Mo-Su: 00:00-23:30

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