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Galata Tower

Galata Tower
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The Galata Tower, called Christea Turris (Italian, "Tower of Christ") by the Genoese, is a medieval stone tower in the Galata district of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs. More >>>

Galata borrows its name from Galatians, Celts of Anatolia, stayed here for a while on the way to ancient Ankyra (Ankara), Pessinus (near Ankara) and Tavium near Yozgat today. More >>>

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