Get Lost in Galataport: Exploring Istanbul’s Newest Cultural Hub

Galataport Istanbul offers a unique experience for both local and foreign visitors in the heart of the city, in a region famous for its historical and cultural richness. In this special place, you can find many facilities such as shopping, dining, art, and events all together.

Galataport Istanbul with people walking on the seaside and Bosphorus view

In this article, we will share important information about Galataport, entrance fees, parking fees, and working hours. So, you will be able to master all the details you need to know before your visit to Galataport Istanbul.

Information About Galataport

Wide complex of Galataport captured with a drone

Galataport Istanbul is a world-class destination project covering a 1.2 km coastline along the enchanting Bosphorus with a 1.7 billion dollar investment.

Located in the city center, Galataport offers a living space equipped with the conveniences of digitalization and the latest technologies.

Luxury cruise ship docked at Galataport port

Transforming Istanbul’s historical port into a modern cruise port and a new destination, Galataport reopens the coastline that has been closed to public access for many years.

With its accessible and low-rise structures, neighborhood concept design, architecture compatible with the historical texture of the region, alternative transportation facilities, and more, it offers visitors a healthy, safe, and breathable cultural, business, shopping, and dining experience.

The dim lighting of the seaside in the evening

The cruise terminal, which is implemented for the first time in the world and designed underground with a special cover system, is one of the unique aspects of the project. The historical port continues its existence as Istanbul‘s gateway to the world from the sea.

The project also solves the city’s parking problem with an underground parking lot with a capacity of 2400 vehicles. Galataport Istanbul will host a total of 25 million visitors per year, of which 7 million will be foreign visitors.

The evening lighting of Galataport, with red and beige lights reflected on the wall

Within the scope of the project, it is expected that approximately 1.5 million cruise passengers, including the crew, will visit Istanbul. Galataport Istanbul stands out as one of the most important projects in Istanbul and the world, where history and culture coexist with modern life.


If you have decided to go to Galataport, you must definitely see the Galata Tower near Galataport!

Galataport Entrance Fee

Admission to Galataport is free. However, entrance fees may be charged for some events, museums, and special areas.

Therefore, you can obtain more information about fees and reservation details by checking the websites or contact information of the relevant areas for the activities and visits you plan at Galataport.

Galataport Parking

The parking area of Galataport

Galataport Istanbul offers a large parking area for 2400 vehicles to its visitors, so you won’t waste time looking for a parking space. The parking lot is open 24 hours and can be accessed from the entrances in Fındıklı and Karaköy.

The parking lot is subject to a fee for use of more than 30 minutes, and you can make your payments with a credit card at the kiosks located on the ground floor in blocks numbered D-E-F-K2-L5-J3-N3.

If you spend 300 TL or more, you can benefit from up to 2 hours of free parking when you present your receipt at manual payment points.

Multi-level parking lot of Galataport

If you want to start your experiences at Galataport Istanbul quickly, you can also benefit from the Parker Valet service. You can drop off your vehicle at the delivery points in front of Block E and G on Meclis-i Mebusan Avenue or in front of the Packet Post Office on Kemankeş Street for valet service.

Valet service is available between 10.00 PM and 11.59 PM.

Galataport Opening and Closing Hours

Illumination details of Galataport from the Bosphorus view

It is open to visitors every day of the week between 10.00 AM and 10.00 PM. During this time, you can shop, attend exhibitions, and participate in events.

However, the working hours of venues such as restaurants and cafes may sometimes change and vary from brand to brand.

For this reason, you can use Galataport Istanbul‘s website to learn about the current opening and closing hours of restaurants and cafes.

Where is Galataport?

Galataport from a bird's-eye view

Galataport is located in the Kılıçali Paşa Neighborhood of Beyoğlu district in Istanbul.

How to Get There?

A massive cruise ship docked at Galataport port, seen from above

There are many public transportation options to reach Galataport.


If you want to go by bus, you can easily reach Galataport by getting off at Kemeraltı and Tophane stops on the 26, 26A, 28, 28T, 30D, and 70KE lines.


Those who want to use the tram can get off at Tophane stop on the T1 Bağcılar – Zeytinburnu – Kabataş line.


Those who want to go by ferry can use the Kadıköy – Karaköy – Beşiktaş routes to reach Galataport. In addition, access to Galataport can also be provided from Kadıköy-Üsküdar and Bebek-Arnavutköy-Ortaköy-Beşiktaş City Lines piers with Istanbul Sea Taxi services.

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