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Yerebatan Sarayi (Basilica Cistern)

Atmospheric music, rosy flood lighting and the lilting sound of water lapping on marble – entering the Underground Cistern known in Turkish as Yerebatan Sarayi - or Basilica Cistern, is an experience that charms all the senses. Built to store ... 

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Vincent K

December 2015

 Very interesting underground feature , Vincent K - December 2015

Navigating the Basilica Cistern

Very interesting underground feature

Rosslyn S

September 2015

 Most impressed with the recycled pillars and capitals ! , Rosslyn S - September 2015

Basilica Cistern

Most impressed with the recycled pillars and capitals !

Jodie A

May 2015

 It was a bit of a bad day, but with Katarina, she made it enjoyable, informing us of the history behind each place we visited. , Jodie A - May 2015

Hagia Sophia, Basillica Cistern Grand Bazaar

It was a bit of a bad day, but with Katarina, she made it enjoyable, informing us of the history behind each place we visited.

James H

March 2015

 Basilica Cistern , James H - March 2015

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

Kim N

October 2014

 Under the old city are cisterns. Walk through and see Medusa. , Kim N - October 2014

cistern

Under the old city are cisterns. Walk through and see Medusa.

librazone

May 2014

 Inside the cisterns. , librazone - May 2014

Basilica Cisterns

Inside the cisterns.

janpatrick77

March 2014

 Visiting the underground cistern during the tour, great impression of fascinating ancient architecture. , janpatrick77 - March 2014

Underground Cistern

Visiting the underground cistern during the tour, great impression of fascinating ancient architecture.

Frederico F

January 2014

 The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı - and quot;Sunken Palace and quot;, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı - and quot;Sunken Cistern and quot;), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns ... , Frederico F - January 2014

The Basilica Cistern

The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı - and quot;Sunken Palace and quot;, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı - and quot;Sunken Cistern and quot;), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey.

Ginger

December 2013

 Take a picture with Medusa statues. , Ginger - December 2013

The Cistern Basilica

Take a picture with Medusa statues.

Tiny Traveler USA

October 2013

 Medusa in the Basilica Cistern. , Tiny Traveler - October 2013

Basilica Cistern

Medusa in the Basilica Cistern.

Tiny Traveler USA

October 2013

 Basilica Cistern. , Tiny Traveler - October 2013

Cistern in Istanbul

Basilica Cistern.

Jose C

October 2013

 O que mais chama a atenção do turista que visita a cisterna da Basílica são as duas enormes cabeças de medusa encontradas no lado noroeste. Uma das cabeças está de ... , Jose C - October 2013

Medusa

O que mais chama a atenção do turista que visita a cisterna da Basílica são as duas enormes cabeças de medusa encontradas no lado noroeste. Uma das cabeças está de cabeça para baixo e a outra em posição lateral. Supõe-se que aqueles dois blocos teriam pertencido a colunas pagãs anteriores.

Jose C

October 2013

 Na base de duas das colunas da Cisterna da Basílica, foram colocadas cabeças de medusa em posições diferentes. Supõe-se que esses dois blocos teriam pertencido a outras ... , Jose C - October 2013

Medusa

Na base de duas das colunas da Cisterna da Basílica, foram colocadas cabeças de medusa em posições diferentes. Supõe-se que esses dois blocos teriam pertencido a outras colunas pagãs de tempos anteriores.

Peter Australia

October 2010

The rows of columns in the cistern., Peter - October 2010

Basilica Cistern

The rows of columns in the cistern.

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