Galata Tower Timings

Galata Tower is an iconic landmark in Istanbul that attracts visitors from around the world. When planning your visit, it's important to know the Galata Tower's opening hours so you can make the most of your experience. The tower opens daily at 8:30 am, allowing visitors to enjoy breathtaking views of Istanbul's skyline early in the day. However, the closing time for the tower is 10:00 pm, giving visitors ample time to take in the stunning views both during the day and at night. 

The extended opening hours of Galata Tower allow visitors to plan their visit at a time that suits them best, whether it's an early-morning visit to beat the crowds or a late-night visit to enjoy the views under the city lights. Whatever time you choose, you'll be treated to incredible views of Istanbul, including the Bosphorus Strait, the Golden Horn, and the Old City.

Galata Tower Timings

Operating Hours for Galata Tower:

  • Monday: 8:30 AM to 10 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 10 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM to 10 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM to 10 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM to 10 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM to 10 PM
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM to 10 PM
  • On Labor Day, hours may differ

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Galata Tower is located at Büyük Hendek Caddesi, in the district of Beyoğlu in Istanbul, Turkey. Its address is Bereketzade Mahallesi, Numara: 2, 34421.

Best Time to Visit Galata Tower:

To avoid the crowds at Galata Tower, the best time to visit is during the opening hours in the morning or near the closing time in the evening. Early morning visits allow visitors to beat the crowds and take in the stunning views of Istanbul's skyline without distractions. Late evening visits are also a great option as they provide the opportunity to enjoy the views under the city lights. Be sure to plan your visit accordingly to make the most of your experience at Galata Tower.

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  • Climb to the top of the tower and marvel at the stunning views of the Bosphorus and the majestic city of Istanbul. The tower dates back to the Genovese era and offers a glimpse into the city's rich history.
  • Take a walking tour of the diverse neighborhood of Galata with a knowledgeable guide. Explore the vibrant streets and learn about the area's fascinating history and culture.
  • Experience the great cultural diversity of Istanbul by walking from Taksim to Karaköy. Along the way, you'll see a variety of unique neighborhoods, landmarks, and attractions that reflect the city's multicultural heritage.


  • Admission to Galata Tower (if group option selected)
  • A licensed guide for a walking tour.
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  • The Galata Tower stands as a symbol of Istanbul's rich heritage and the blending of different cultures and civilizations that have shaped the city over centuries

  • Marvel at the panoramic views of Istanbul's skyline from the top of Galata Tower

  • Enjoy delicious refreshments from the in-house cafe and restaurant at your own cost with the awe-inspiring vistas of the city

  • Book the Galata Tower tickets and capture picture-perfect memories as you see a mesmerizing sunset

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Must Know Before You Go
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival.
  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of arrival.
  • The tour involves a significant amount of walking. You are advised to wear comfortable and light clothing that is suitable for walking in the sun.
  • Please display the voucher with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • Fixed day ticket implies that this ticket can only be redeemed on the date that you've booked the ticket, it won't be carried forward to next or any other day.
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