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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

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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