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Galata:

see İstanbulİstanbul
, city (1990 pop. 6,748,435) and metropolitan muncipality, capital of İstanbul prov., NW Turkey, on both sides of the Bosporus at its entrance into the Sea of Marmara. Since 2004 the metropolitan municipality and province have been coterminous.
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Galata

 

a suburb of Constantinople (Istanbul) founded by Genoese colonists in the Byzantine period; later, the main commercial district of the city.

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Galata

a port in NW Turkey, a suburb and the chief business section of Istanbul
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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White described Galata as "a bright, bright man, and very well loved.
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Visit the Sultanahmet area, popular with tourists and locals alike, or the lively Galata and trendy Karakoy districts to try traditional foods such as mouth-watering manti, kofte or baklava.
A short stroll from the Pera Palace is the former medieval Genoese citadel of Galata, now known as KarakE[micro]y and lying at the southern end of Istiklal.
From his serene dining room, located inside the strikingly refurbished cultural center SALT Galata (the former head office of the Ottoman Bank), Askar is helping lead what he terms a culinary "evolution," a rediscovering and reinterpretation of Turkey's wealth of homegrown ingredients and regional recipes.
The tour programme includes a combination of some of Istanbul's highlights such as TopkapUnA Palace, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace and more.
During their visit to the city the SMIU delegation also visited Marmora Sea, Old Galata Wall and Astiklal Street, which is the busiest street of Istanbul.
Among the topics are from the Dome of the Chain to Mihrab Da'ud: the transformation of an Umayyad commemorative site at the Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem, an Italian Renaissance gate for the Khan: visual culture in early modern Crimea, a missing royal mosque in Istanbul that Islamized a Catholic space: the Galata New Mosque, Adham Isma'il's Arabesque: the making of a radical Arab painting in Syria, (re)writing the early biography of the Alhambra's Fountain of Lions: new evidence from a neo-Latin poem of 1497, and between Istanbul and Gujarat: descriptions of Mecca in the 16th-century Indian Ocean.
The Nicosia district administration awarded the villages of Anayia, Analyontas, Apliki, Galata, Mathiatis, Nikitari, Potamia and Psimolofou the first prize for cleanliness as part of this year's clean town campaign.
At 67 meters (219 feet) high, the Galata Tower rules over the Istanbul skyline, offering great views of the old city and its surroundings.
Walk up to the Galata Tower along Serdari Ekrem street.
As you get close to the end of Istiklal Street and follow the curve that leads to a downward slope, you will encounter the Galata Tower.