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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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cistern

October 2014

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

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Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar

Underground Cistern

March 2014

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

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Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar

The Basilica Cistern

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 that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey.

Doing what
Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar

Medusa

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 cabeça para baixo e a outra em posição lateral. Supõe-se que aqueles dois blocos teriam pertencido a colunas pagãs anteriores.

Doing what
Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar

Medusa

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 colunas pagãs de tempos anteriores.

Doing what
Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar

Basilica Cistern

October 2010

Peter
Australia

The rows of columns in the cistern.

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