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Galata and around

Immediately across the Galata bridge from Eminönü and the old city, the gritty port area of Karaköy is now swamped with cruise liners. Further inland is Galata proper, once a Genoese city-state within İstanbul and now an up-and-coming district full of bars and restaurants.

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  • The Galata bridge