Galata Tower (Tower of Christ)
The Galata Tower is one of the highest and oldest towers of Istanbul and 63 meter high. It provides a panoramic view of the old town today and was built in the 14th century by the Genoese colony as part of the defense wall surrounding their district. The Tower was used for the surveillance of the Harbor in that time and served to detect fires in the city during the Ottoman Empire. Galata Tower was restored and opened to the public in 1967. When you visit this tower, you can take a sit in cafeteria on the top and can enjoy view of city from here. Elevators will take you up, but there are still 2 more floors to climb by stairs to get on the panoramic terrace today.