Discover the historical Galata district across from Sultanahmet with a small group or private. Experience the street life of Istanbul with a professional guide. Extend and maximize your time in Istanbul on a tour to explore Galata and Beyoglu, the European Quarter of Istanbul.
Sultan Mehmed II made Galata a residential area for Greeks and Jews after the conquest of Constantinople in the 15th Century. Galata and Beyoglu were the non-Muslim areas in the heart of the capital of Islam.
Galata has been a very active business center since its establishment. It also was a night-life center with its taverns which attracted the Muslim population, too.
The small town of Galata was also a financial center with its bankers and stock exchange. Its harbor was one of the busiest harbors of Europe.
Walking around Galata and Beyoglu, your local expert guide will explain the finest examples of the link between Muslim architecture in Istanbul and Europe.
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