What is galata?


Galata (modern Karaköy) was a neighbourhood in the Beyoğlu district on the European side of Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey. Galata was located at the northern shore of the Golden Horn, the inlet which separates it from the historic peninsula of old Constantinople. The Golden Horn is crossed by several bridges, most notably the Galata Bridge. The medieval citadel of Galata was a colony of the Republic of Genoa between 1273 and 1453. The famous Galata Tower was built by the Genoese in 1348 at the northernmost and highest point of the citadel.

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Architecture Of Istanbul - Byzantine and Genoese Structures - Galata Tower
... The Genoese also built the Galata Tower, which they named as Christea Turris (Tower of Christ), at the highest point of the citadel of Galata, in 1348 ...
Galata Bridge
... The Galata Bridge (in Turkish Galata Köprüsü) is a bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey ...
Bailo - The Bailate – The Venetian Embassy
1499, the baili relocated to the center of Galata ... After another war the bailo relocated to one of Galata’s suburbs, to an embassy called Vigne di Pera ... After a war with Cyprus, the embassy in Galata relocated to Vigne di Pera permanently ...