Galata Tower

The Galata Tower (Turkish: Galata Kulesi), called Christea Turris (the "Tower of Christ" in Latin) by the Genoese, is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphorus. It is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Istanbul's historic peninsula and its environs.

Galata Tower
Galata Kulesi
View from Bosphorus
General information
TypeObservation tower
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Coordinates41°1′32.36″N 28°58′26.96″E
Completed1348
OwnerCity of Istanbul, Turkey
ManagementGalata Kulesi, İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi BELTUR
Height
Architectural67 m (220 ft)[1]
Tip63 m (207 ft)[1]
Top floor52 m (171 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count9[2]
Lifts/elevators2[2]
Website
Galata Tower
Istanbul panorama from Galata tower