"Basilica cistern" Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Saray Tip by Aggeliki

  the interior of the cistern
by Aggeliki

One of the most attractive monuments to see in Istanbul is the Basilica Cistern. It was built in Ad 532 and this is the largest surviving Byzantine cistern. Low light inside gives at this place a dreamy atmosphere.

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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  • Updated Sep 24, 2003
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