The nine-storey, 67-meter-tall Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) is an ideal location for 360-degree views of city – especially at sunset. It is not known precisely when a tower was established here, though the present form dates back to 1348. It was built by the Genoese settlement that lived in today’s Galata and Karaköy neighborhoods during the Byzantine times. Once a fire tower, observatory and prison, perhaps the tower’s most famous role was being the platform for history’s first man-made flight. In 1632, Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi flew from the top of the tower, across the Bosphorus, to Üsküdar with wings that he invented himself. These days, long queues can form for sunset, so best to get there an hour before the sun dips behind the skyline.