Updated Date : 01.11.2022
Galataport is one of the mega projects of Turkey. This port is located at the most precious part of the Bosphorus. You can witness an astonishing view of the Bosphorus. The length of the Port is 1,2km. Starting from the Karakoy port to the Findikli Campus of Mimar Sinan University. From the shore of the Galataport, you can watch the Asian side of Uskudar and Kadikoy. On the left side is the Bosphorus bridge, you will not take off your eyes from Maiden Tower on Bosphorus. It is impossible to hide your admiration for the view of these two continents.
This historical port was not available to the public for 200 years. After the years Galataport adds value to Istanbul by restoring historical buildings. One of them is the Tophane Clock Tower which is known as the Nusretiye Clock tower. This Tower Clock built in the second half of the 19th century by Sultan Abdulmecit is the oldest building in this luxury modern port.
Galataport expects 23 million domestic visitors, 7 million tourists, and 1.5 million seafarers in a year. Besides its historical side has more branches making this project mega. Galataport is the World's First Underground Cruise terminal. Luxury Hotel, Modern Arts & Cultural buildings, modern Grand Bazaar with 250 retail stores are placed. Other options are restaurants, museums, sports halls, offices, technical fields, and Parking Garages.
The cruise terminal is the world’s first underground terminal. It is 29 thousand square meters and has 176 pieces of the 3-meter special cover system. Daily 3 ships can embark with 15 thousand passengers. It has a 15 thousand suitcase storage capacity, 5 ramps, and 1200 meter conveyor. Many well-known cruise companies use the port. Costa Venezia, Seven Seas Cruises, Viking Sky, Sea Dream 2, and MS Nautica cruises are some of them.
Modern Grand Bazaar of Galataport is one of the luxury shopping mall in Turkey. Adidas, Arte Diore, Cacharel, Columbia, Gizia, Heinrich, Hennes Hermann, Lufian, Swarovski, Versace & Rosenthal are the small part of stores in it.
According to your taste, Galataport is a place, you can taste several world and Turkish cuisine. BigChefs, Gunaydın Kebap & Steakhouse, Hafiz Mustafa, Loventi Belgium, Mezzaluna, Muutto Anatolian Tapas Bar, Saltbae Burger, and Starbucks are some of the brands.
It is very easy to reach Galataport as it is in an accessible location. Galataport is connected to the Beyoglu district. T1 Tramway line is the easiest transportation to go to Galataport. The nearest Tramvay station is Tophane station and you can see Galataport by looking see side. You can walk from the Karakoy area to Galataport, it takes around 15 minutes from the shore of the Bosphorus.
How to get there?
From Taksim to Galataport:Take funicular (F1) from Taksim Square to Kabatas station. Then transit to Kabatas Tram line to Tophane tramvay station.
From Sultanahmet (Old city) to Galataport:Take the tram line (T1) to Kabatas direction and get off at Tophane station.
From Asian Side to Galataport:You can take the ferry from Uskudar or Kadikoy to Karakoy. It is within 10 minutes of walking distance. Another alternative way is to take Marmaray from Uskudar to Sirkeci station. You can take Tramway (T1) to Kabatas direction and get off Topkapi station.