Galata (in the Beyoglu District ) Galata is one of the districts in Istanbul that you can write pages about or talk about for hours. It is old, but also modern; it is a peaceful but also dynamic place; and it isn’t trendy but it is very popular.Galata is situated between the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus Strait. It is a place where the intellectual population of the city desires to live. And many do.Galata is mostly visited for the Galata Tower, the Kamondo Steps and the Voyvoda Police Station. Galata Tower was built in 507 by the Byzantines as a lighthouse. It is one of the oldest towers in the world. It was last renovated in 1967. Today the tower offers tourists a 360 degree view of the city and there is a restaurant at the top.The Kamondo Steps were built in the 1850s by a banker named Avram Kamondo to connect Voyvoda Street with Bankers Street. It has been photographed many times for its architecture, and it is a popular tourist destination.