The Galata Tower (Turkish: Galata Kulesi) is one of the highest and oldest towers of Istanbul. 63 meter (206 feet) high tower provides a panoramic view of the old town — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata district of Istanbul, Turkey. Originally named the ” Tower of Christ “, it was the highpoint in the city walls of the Genoese colony called Galata which was built as Christea Turris in 1348.
Galata Tower was restored and opened to the public in 1967. Today, there is a restaurant/cafe and a nightclub which hosts a Turkish show, on its upper floors which commands a magnificent view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus.