Galata Tower has dominated Beyoglu's skyline since 1348 and still offers the best panoramic views of the city. Above, the Golden Horn, Seraglio Point and Old Istanbul as seen from Galata Tower (looking south).
Originally named the Tower of Christ, it was the highpoint in the city walls of the Genoese colony called Galata.The walls are long gone, but the great tower remains. ...
The 52-floor IS Bank Tower 1 is the tallest office building in Turkey and the Balkan peninsula (southeastern Europe). It entered service with the ceremonies between August 23 and 26, 2000. Its official height is 181.20 m "without" the flag pole, and 194.57 m "including" the flag pole.
Istanbul's mammoth Büyük Otogar (Main Bus Terminal) serves all of Turkey, plus Greece, Bulgaria and the Balkans, and central Europe.
This International Istanbul Intercity Bus Terminal (Uluslararasi Istanbul Otogari), as it's formally named, is 10 km (6 miles) northwest of Sultanahmet Square in the district of Bayrampasa, near the district of Esenler.