GALATA TOWER ORIENTAL NIGHT
Galata - Taksim / ISTANBUL
Belly Dance and Night Shows and Turkish Dances with dinners in Istanbul - Turkey.
Located in Taksim, a central location of Istanbul, Turkey - Our Night Show Venues greets you to a comfortable atmosphere.
GALATA TOWER :
The galata tower was built in1384it was the high point in the city walls of the Genoese colony called Galata
During the first centuries of Ottoman era the Galata tower was occupied by a detachment of Janissaries, the elite corps of the Turkish Army. In the 18 th century the tower was used to house prisoners of war, who were usualy consigned as galley slaves in the ottoman arsenal at Kasimpasa on the golden horn.
THE MENU :
Shrimps Coctail Cold and Smoked Meat Plate Best Selected Cheese Board Ottoman Style Meze Plate
Special Sultan Spring Roll Exotic Madallion
Grilled Filled Steak or Lean Young Lambs Sish Kebab or Tornedo Chateau with Mushroom Souce or Grilled Spring Chicken Breast or Filled Seabuss Pane or Chief Recommended
From our Garden
Seasonal Salad Orient House Salad
Delicious Dessert and Fruit
Selected Turkish Desert or Seasonal Fresh Fruits or Fresh Fruit Salad
1/2 Bottle of wine or 1/2 Bottle of Gin, Raki or Vodka 35 CL or 2 Bottles of Beer or 2 Bottles of Soft Drinks
GALATA TOWER NIGHT SHOW :
Turkish Clasical Dinner Music
Traditional Costum Show
Traditional Costum Show
Idea : Watching a famous traditional Turkish show for an unforgettable night. By this night tour you will be able to spend an elegant eveninig with enjoying a good quality Turkish folkloric dance, belly dance, listen to live Turkish music, shows and have your delicious Turkish dinner.
Our staff picks you up with our shuttle bus from your hotel ( 19.00 or 19:30 ) according where you accomodate, takes you to the Galata Tower and when the show finishes drops you back to your hotel. ( Departure at 23.30 PM )
Here is the programme ;
19.00-19.30 : Shuttle Service 22.20-22.35 : Caucasus Folk Dances
20.00-21.00 : Diner Service 22.35-22.50 : 2nd - 3rd Belly dancer
21.00-21.30 : Band begins to play 18.104.22.168 : Showmen Chanteure
21.30-21.45 : Folk Dances 23.50 : Dance Music
21.50-22.20 : Harem Show 23.30-00.30 : Shuttle Service
P.S: Vegeterian Menu is also available upon request. fix dinner menu contains of classical Turkish Menu's and meze's for more information you can send us an e-mail.
How to get to the Galata Tower Istanbul From Taksim: Take the nostalgic tram from Taksim To Tünel. or walk the 2-km long Istiklal Street. From Tünel, follow Galip Dede Street for 100 meters. You will reach the Galata Tower. From Sultanahmet: Take the T-1 tram in the direction of Kabatas. Get off the tram at the Karakoy Stop. From there you can head to the Galata Tower.
History of Galata Tower
The Galata Tower called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin) by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karakoy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs.
The tower was built as Christea Turris (Tower of Christ) in 1348 during an expansion of the Genoese colony in Constantinople.The Galata Tower was the tallest building in Istanbul at 219½ feet (66.9 m) when it was built in 1348. It was the apex of the fortifications surrounding the Genoese citadel of Galata. The current tower should not be confused with the old Tower of Galata, an original Byzantine tower named Megalos Pyrgos (English: Great Tower) which controlled the northern end of the massive sea chain that closed the entrance to the Golden Horn. That tower was on a different site and was largely destroyed in 1203, during the Fourth Crusade of 1202–1204.
The upper section of the tower with the conical cap was slightly modified in several restorations during the Ottoman period when it was used as an observation tower for spotting fires.
According to the Seyahatname of Ottoman historian and traveller Evliya Çelebi, in circa 1630-1632, Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi flew as an early intercontinental aviator using artificial wings for gliding from this tower over the Bosphorus to the slopes of Üsküdar on the Anatolian side, nearly six kilometres away. Evliya Celebi also tells of Hezarfen's brother, Lagari Hasan Çelebi, performing the first flight with a rocket in a conical cage filled with gunpowder in 1633.
Starting from 1717 the Ottomans began to use the tower for spotting fires in the city. In 1794, during the reign of Sultan Selim III, the roof of the tower made of lead and wood, and the stairs were severely damaged by a fire. Another fire damaged the building in 1831, upon which a new restoration work took place.
In 1875, during a storm, the conic roof on the top of the building was destroyed. The tower remained without this conic roof for the rest of the Ottoman period. Many years later, in 1965-1967, during the Turkish Republic, the original conical cap was restored. During this final restoration in the 1960s, the wooden interior of the tower was replaced by a concrete structure and it was commercialized and opened to the public.
From the top of the tower, the first French panorama painter Pierre Prévost drew in 1818 his "Panorama de Constantinople" which was later exposed in Paris in 1825.
The panorama image shown below is composed of ten photos taken from the Galata Tower by the photographic firm of Sébah & Joaillier, and is most likely to have been taken in the 1880s.