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Istanbul in Beyoğlu district, Istanbul Province, Turkey
 

Galata Tower

 
 
Galata Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2015
1. Galata Tower Marker
Inscription. Turkish:
29 Mayis
1453
Salı Sabahi
Cenevizlerin
Galata
Kolonisi
Anahtarlarını
Fatih Sultan
Mehmed
Takdim Etmiş
ve Galatanın
Teslimi
1 Haziran Cuma
Günü Tamamlanmısdır.
İstanbul Fethi Derniǧi, 1953


English translation:
On Tuesday morning, 29 May 1453 Cenevizlerin presented to Fatih Sultan Mehmed the keys to the Galata Colony and Galatanın was delivered on Friday June 1.
 
Erected 1953 by İstanbul Fethi Derniǧi.
 
Location. 41° 1.537′ N, 28° 58.457′ E. Marker is in Istanbul, Istanbul Province, in Beyoğlu district. Marker is on Galata Kulesi. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Galata Kulesi No:1, Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34421, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tunnel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Galatasarayı Hamami (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The History of the Egyptian Bazaar (approx. one kilometer away); Rustem Pasha Mosque
Galata Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2015
2. Galata Tower Marker
(approx. one kilometer away); Sirkeci Terminal (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); The Building of Ministry of Post and Telegraph (Grand Post Office) (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Mimar Sinan (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); The Tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Istanbul.
 
Also see . . .  Galata Tower Wikipedia. The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish) — called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin) by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphorus. One of the city's most striking landmarks... (Submitted on July 2, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Galata Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2015
3. Galata Tower
Galata Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2015
4. Galata Tower
<i>Vue de la Tour de Galata</i> image. Click for full size.
By Abdullah Frères, circa 1890
5. Vue de la Tour de Galata
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, taken from City walls and other views, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, [plate 7], from the Abdul-Hamid II Collection.
 
 
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