After enjoying a panoramic view of the Istanbul peninsula from the top of the Galata Tower, my colleague, Sarah, and I crossed the Galata Bridge, weaving our way through a mass of fishermen, street vendors, and other pedestrians. From the other side of the bridge, we had a decent view of both the bridge and the tower.
The Galata Tower was completed in 1348 and was the tallest structure in Istanbul making it a great tool to spot fires in the City. The Galata Bridge has two levels. The street level is lined with fishermen and packed with street vendors, cars, and pedestrians. The level below is full of restaurants and cafés and is a wonderful place to sit on the water and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Istanbul.
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