Retrieved December 3, There are two operating elevators that carry visitors from the lower level to the upper levels. Proximate landmarks of Istanbul. Location in Istanbul Fatih. This article is about the currently standing Galata Tower built by the Genoese in Starting from , the Ottomans began to use the tower for spotting fires in the city.
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Also located on the upper floors is a nightclub which hosts a Turkish show.
Great Tower which controlled the northern end of the massive sea chain that closed the entrance to the Golden Horn. There are two operating elevators that carry visitors from the lower level to the upper levels.
Induring the reign of Sultan Selim IIIthe roof of the tower was made of lead and wood, and the stairs were severely damaged by a fire.
The upper section of the tower with the conical cap was slightly modified in several restorations during the Ottoman period when it was used as an observation tower for spotting fires. Another fire damaged the building inupon which a new restoration work took place.
Galata Tower – Wikipedia
Location in Istanbul Fatih. Galata Tower was the tallest building in Galatq at That tower was on a different site and was largely destroyed induring the Fourth Crusade of — Proximate landmarks of Istanbul. The tower has an external diameter of The Romanesque style tower was built as Christea Turris Tower of Christ in during an expansion of the Genoese colony in Constantinople. For the Megalos Pyrgos Great Tower built by the Byzantines at a nearby but different location closer to the sea and destroyed during the Sack of Constantinople by the Latin Crusaders insee Galata Tower towre.
Induring a storm, the conical roof on the top of the building was destroyed. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Galata Tower. The nine-story tower is In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Views Read Edit View history. Starting fromthe Ottomans began to use the tower for spotting fires in the city. It is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Istanbul’s historic peninsula and its environs.