Park-Museum "Miniaturk" is a park where adults return to childhood, and children can play history. In a picturesque place, on the shores of the Golden Horn, on an area of 60,000 sq.m. there are 134 miniature (1:25 scale) models of sights of Turkey and other countries. Many of them are interactive - you can listen to the historical audio guide, available in 9 languages, or watch the moving figures. There are also two other museums on the territory of Miniaturk that are free to visit - the Crystal Museum and the Panoramic Victory Museum. One of the most striking places in Istanbul is, of course, Pierre Loti Hill. To climb to its 53 meter peak, you need to use the cable car, or Teleferik in Turkish. On a hill with an observation deck is the historical cafe Pierre Loti, named the creative pseudonym of the French officer Julien Vio, who wrote here in the 19th century his most famous novel "Asiada" about the tragic love of a Turkish woman and an Englishman. While sipping traditional Turkish tea or coffee, you will enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Golden Horn and its surroundings. The historically established tradition of foreigners settling in the area that now bears the name of Beyoglu has given a special flavor to the quarter. This is a small Europe in miniature, with cobbled pedestrian Istiklal Street filled with embassies, shops, restaurants and clubs. It was here in 1892 that the Pera Palace hotel was built for passengers of the Orient Express, where Agatha Christie herself stayed while writing the novel, and her room is still guarded as a museum. From Taksim Square, named after the stone water tower of 1732, an old red tram runs along Istiklal, photographs with which have become the hallmark of Istanbul. The stories of different eras and nations intertwined in the architectural sights of Beyoglu - here you can admire the neo-Gothic church of St. Anthony, built in 1912 by an Italian architect, French Street, reminiscent of colorful Parisian alleys, the Flower Passage, where Russian noblewomen who emigrated to Istanbul after the October Revolution sold flowers ... The main landmark of the Beyoglu district is the Galata Tower, formerly named after the Tower of Christ. The first wooden tower on the Galata Hill appeared in the 5th century AD, and the modern 61-meter and stone tower was built by the Genoese in the middle of the 14th century. The tower at different times served as a lookout platform, an observatory, a lighthouse and a prison, and back in the 17th century it prompted a local daredevil to jump from it on homemade wings and fly over the Bosphorus ... The guide will tell you in detail the further fate of the Turkish Icarus during an external examination of the Galata Tower. You can cover the distance between the Galata Tower and the Galata Bridge using one of the most original means of transport - the historic Tunel funicular. It is one of the oldest and shortest metro lines in the world. The first line "Tunel" with a length of 573 m was opened in 1875. Two trailers run on the line, which part in a special place in the tunnel, and the rest of the track is single-track. Galata Bridge, like many other Istanbul sights, has been immortalized in cinema more than once. Anyone who has watched the French film "Girl on the Bridge" will remember that it was from here that the main character, the knife thrower, was going to rush. The first bridge on this site was built in 1845, and the new one, rebuilt in 1987, consists of two floors. On the first there is a walking area and restaurants, and on the second there is traffic with a pedestrian lane at the railing of the bridge, filled with fishermen in any weather. On the Galata Bridge, fish are caught with a spinning rod with several hooks, so that you can pull out about five pieces at a time. Fishermen, if they wish, give food to tourists, and the catch can be grilled right there, at the foot of the bridge, and try the traditional Turkish "balyk ekmek".