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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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Basilica Cistern

September 2015

Most impressed with the recycled pillars and capitals !

Hagia Sophia, Basillica Cistern Grand Bazaar

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.

Basilica Cistern

March 2015

Basilica Cistern


October 2014

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

Basilica Cisterns

May 2014

Inside the cisterns.

Underground Cistern

March 2014

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

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.

The Cistern Basilica

December 2013

Take a picture with Medusa statues.

Basilica Cistern

October 2013

Medusa in the Basilica Cistern.

Cistern in Istanbul

October 2013

Basilica Cistern.


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.


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.

Basilica Cistern

October 2010


The rows of columns in the cistern.

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