I wasn't expecting what i saw. Beautiful and full of history place. You need to visit. You shall dont miss!
About Basilica Cistern
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Interesting enough, it is underground, close to Hagia Sophia, ticket is around 20 lira, there are hundreds of colums with a nigh artifical light. Quite cold inside....perfect for a hot day outside.
Stepping off the streets of Sultanahmet and walking down the stairs into the cistern and facing this magnificent spectacle was awesome! In the beginning one cannot gather how vast and remarkable this place is, until you have walked through the place. During my short visit,...More
Super cool place, a must see if you are in Istanbul. Amazing to see this place and think of what they had to do to bring water here. Also interesting to see the different columns used to build the place from sifferent moments in history...More
Very interesting attraction while in Istanbul. Not likely to be found other places. Amazingly well preserved. Should not be missed if you have extra time in the city.
Unique atmosphere and microclimate (especially if it's hot outside). Lovely lighting makes it really charming. It's quite big so you can just walk on the paths and enjoy it (maybe not in the area of Medusa). Sometimes there are some special events inside and they...More
Beautiful underground cistern - very atmospheric. It's not very large and only takes about 30 mins to walk around but the entrance fee isn't that high and the queues weren't bad at all when we went. It's somewhere very different - the columns are very...More
The iconic cistern is well worth a short visit. Don't expect to spend hours in there, though and the pan pipe music could drive any sane person mad.
If you are visiting in summer time, this is an excellent place to hide from the heat and bustle of the city. In an instance, you find yourselves taken back more than a millennia. The dark, dimly lit, cool and quiet environment with Doric and...More