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Basilica Cistern

Category: Sightseeing + Tours

Yerebatan Caddesi 13, (Near St. Sophia), Istanbul

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Basilica Cistern, Istanbul - Reviews of Basilica Cistern - IgoUgo
The cistern is, indeed, atmospheric in the extreme. Entering a non-descript building on Yerebatan Street, just across from Aya Sofya, we had descended into a vast underground space. It's an impressive engineering feat, considering that it was created almost 1500 years ago. Twelve rows of columns, wi...
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Yerebatan Sarayi, Istanbul - Reviews of Yerebatan Sarayi - IgoUgo
Tourists may indulge in a modern day addition to the cistern that just may take you by surprise. Near the end of your basilica journey, you'll notice a small area with tables, chairs, candles and menus. That's right, in this watery underground site, you can conclude your tour with a bite to eat in t...
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Yerebatan Sarayi (Underground Cistern) - Istanbul - Reviews of Yerebatan Sarayi (Underground Cistern) - TripAdvisor
Also called the Basilica Cistern. This was a place I had a bit of trouble finding as if you don셳 know it셲 there you would miss it. It is located just across the street from Aya Sofia....
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iExplore Community: Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Saray - Istanbul, Turkey
This great example of Byzantium architecture was kept hidden from most of the armies that conquered Istanbul (or Constantinople). It was discovered a century after the Osman occupation of the city. Some soldiers saw how civilians brought up buckets of water and even fished through holes in their cel...
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iExplore Community: Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Saray - Istanbul, Turkey
Tourists may indulge in a modern day addition to the cistern that just may take you by surprise. Near the end of your basilica journey, you'll notice a small area with tables, chairs, candles and menus. That's right, in this watery underground site, you can conclude your tour with a bite to eat in t...
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Palace Cistern (Yerebatan Saray)- Istanbul, Turkey - VirtualTourist.com
One of İstanbul's historical art product is the Basilica Cistern which is situated at a short distance further southwest of Ayasofya. This underground cistern, which was named idiomatically by the local people as Yerebatan Palace because of the columns that arise from its water and create an im...
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Sunken Palace Cistern - Istanbul Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
The main underground cisterns, also called Yerebatan Sarayi (which translates as Sunken Palace ) is Istanbul's best hidden secret. It was constructed during the reign of Constantine I in the 4th century to serve as a well and a fishing hole for the locals. Try to find the Medusa head at the basement...
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Istanbul, Basilca Cisterne, Medusa Head - Basilica Cistern Photos
The Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Saray) is an enormous water reservoir built in 532 by emperor Justinianus. It was build to provide the big palace with fresh drinking water. The roof of the vault is resting on mo...
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Online Personal Albums by hekate - VirtualTourist.com
These columns are considered to have been collected from ancient buildings. They are made of various types of marble and granite stones and they are mostly of one piece each although some of them are of two pieces plac...
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