After the restoration of the Galata Tower in Istanbul, 400 swallow nests were preserved on it 08:29

Galata Tower, one of the symbols of the city in Istanbul, was opened after restoration. In this respect reported Turkish Ministry of Tourism.

Since February, work has been carried out to strengthen the seismic resistance of the 67-meter tower and to restore the tower and the eighth floor at the top. According to the statement made by the Ministry of Tourism, 400 swallow nests were protected during the work.

“INSIDE [реставрационных работах] Professional climbers participated. Galata Tower will be opened to visitors as of May 25, and a maximum of 100 people per hour will be allowed to enter in a controlled manner.”

Galata Tower is located on a high hill in the Galata district on the European side of Istanbul. Its height is 67 meters and its diameter is approximately 9 meters. The structure, originally called the “Tower of Christ”, was built by the Genoese in 1349. Major renovations had previously been carried out in 1964-1967.

This year the Ministry of Tourism made Entrance to Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul is paid. The entrance fee for foreigners will be €25; local residents, as before, will be able to visit the attraction for free.

It was previously reported that he was in Turkey. Will open For worship, go to the ancient Christian monastery of Chora.

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Source: Gazeta

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