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Istanbul’s Çamlıca Tower: Location, prices and other info

The Çamlıca Tower extends to the sky in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey, May 28, 2021. (AA Photo)

A huge telecommunications tower was inaugurated on the Asian side of Istanbul. In addition to the actual use of radio and television broadcasting, Çamlıca Tower also has a cafeteria, a restaurant, and several observation decks. The authorities hope that this building with the highest title in Istanbul will become a popular tourist attraction. So this is what visitors might need to know about Çamlıca Tower.

A visitor takes a photo at an observation deck at the Çamlıca Tower in Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey, June 1, 2021.
A visitor takes a photo at an observation deck at the Çamlıca Tower in Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey, June 1, 2021.

Where is it and how to get there

The tower is located on the Çamlıca hill in the Üsküdar district. As one of the highest natural attractions in Istanbul, this mountain is a popular tourist attraction for locals and foreigners. It is a short taxi ride from the nearest Acıbadem or Altunizade Metrobus and Bulgurlu Metro stations to the tower. PTT Kule general manager Ahmet Selami Söğüt, who is responsible for operating the tower, said that it will also provide bus shuttle services from Acıbadem, Altunizade, Bulgurlu and even the neighboring Çamlıca mosque.

The view of the Bosporus, the July 15 Martyrs Bridge and the city skyline from an observation deck at the Çamlıca Tower, in the Üsküdar district, Istanbul, Turkey, June 1, 2021.
The view of the Bosporus, the July 15 Martyrs Bridge and the city skyline from an observation deck at the Çamlıca Tower, in the Üsküdar district, Istanbul, Turkey, June 1, 2021.

Price and working hours

Full price 60 lire (US$6.9) for locals, 120 lire for foreign tourists, 30 lire for discount. The express pass allows tourists to skip the line for 100 lire for locals and 200 lire for foreigners. The tower will be open to visitors from Monday to Saturday at 10 am. It will close on Sunday at 9 pm.

The Çamlıca Tower is seen illuminated at the night in Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey, May 29, 2021.
The Çamlıca Tower is seen illuminated at the night in Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey, May 29, 2021.

Çamlıca Tower facts

The tower is 369 meters (1211 feet) high, 583.5 meters above the main sea level. The 39th and 40th floors of the Tower have cafeterias and restaurants, while the observation decks are located on the 33rd and 34th floors. The Tower also has exhibition spaces and panoramic elevators. officials hope to attract about 4 million or more tourists to the tower each year.

Source : Daily Sabah

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