Wandering the Galata Fish Market |Turkey Real Travel Experience

An iconic photo you may see when you google about Istanbul is fishermen fishing off the Galata Bridge. Every day there are men, and sometimes their young boys, fishing off the side of the bridge. Turkey_GalataBridge_001 Turkey_GalataBridge_007 Turkey_GalataBridge_004

I love to stand and watch the fishermen – their techniques, smile a little, genuinely look interested. They even start engaging and showing me their catch. Maybe it’s because I grew up on the West Coast of BC and went fishing with my dad soooo much..Whatever it is, there’s something about fishing that is calming and makes me feel happy. 🙂


Right at the north base of the bridge, there is a little market and there you can buy all sorts of fresh fish and even rent rods, if you want to try out your fishing luck. 🙂

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And underneath the bridge are restaurants selling seafood..some of it I am sure bought from the market – talk about fresh fare!


And at night you can watch the sun set on the Bosporus…not a bad way to end a day in Istanbul. 🙂



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