While you are in Istiklal Street do not forget to visit the Galata Tower which was built in 1348 by the Genoese.
During these hundreds of years the Galata Tower has served for many purposes: defense for the Genoese, a 16th-century astronomical observatory and a fire tower. But most memorably, it was used as a jump-off point for Hezârfen Ahmed Celebi’s attempt to fly.
It underwent its last restoration in 1990 and was made open to the public as a tourist attraction soon after.
A perfect attraction and an experience of 360 degrees of Istanbul, especially during sunset..
The height of the tower is 66.90 meters, the outer diameter is 16.45 meters, the inner diameter is 8.95 meters, and the thickness of the wall is 3.75 meters.