"The Basilica Cistern II" Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Saray Tip by MikeAtSea

  The Basilica Cistern
by MikeAtSea
 
  • The Basilica Cistern - Istanbul
      The Basilica Cistern
    by MikeAtSea
  • The Basilica Cistern - Istanbul
      The Basilica Cistern
    by MikeAtSea
 

One of the main attraction of the cistern are two massive Medusa heads used as the base of two columns in the south western part of the cisterns. The two heads are master pieces of Roman art yet no one has an idea where the heads were taken from and how they ended up in the cistern.

Address: Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Ista
Directions: In sultanahmet, very near Topkapi & Hagia Sofia
Phone: +90 212 522 1259
Website: http://www.yerebatan.com/

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  • Written Oct 4, 2008
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