The history behind the basilica cistern is quite amazing, and the architecture is incredible. It is a must see for anyone visiting Istanbul. No need to get the audio while visiting, as it says the exact same things that the boards placed around the cistern. The medusa heads are pretty cool. Beware of the friendly people that give you information around this area, as they are just trying to get you into their rug shops. If you tell them you are from Montreal, they seem to leave you alone.
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