Galata Area and Galata Tower
Today the tower offers visitors a 360˚ view of Istanbul along with a restaurant and nightclub.
It was from here that the first intercontinental flight took place when Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi attached homemade wings to himself and flew from the top of the tower, which is in Europe, to Dogancilar Meydanı, Uskudar in Asia; unfortunately Sultan Murad IV exiled him to Algeria because of this stunt.
Bereketzade FoutainThe small square at the bottom of the tower has undergone recent restoration and is a very popular meeting place, especially by the lovely Bereketzade fountain. This fountain was donated to a mosque by Bereketzade Hacı Ali Aga following the conquest of Istanbul in 1453 when he became the first Turkish governor of Galata . The fountain was rebuilt in 1732 and moved to this site in the 1950s and has been set into a small piece of remains from the barbican that once backed the tower.
Beyoglu HospitalThe Beyoglu Hospital was once the British Hospital and is housed inside an early 20th century building and what was the British prison has been renovated into a Georgian restaurant.
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