We went here with our guide for the daily and were amazed so many cisterns still exist under the city. This is the biggest one for tourists to see. You really feel you were in the Dan Brown movie Inferno. Part of the cistern is...More
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I could imagine citizens meeting and chatting while filling their vessels with water for day to day use. Still dont understand how they regulated the level of the water in the cistern!
I am so happy a visited Istanbul. I always had it on my list to visit. The visit reminded me of the rich history of Istanbul..... When I got back and saw city reviews about Istanbul and its star attractions....Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque...More
We visited the Basilica Citern in January; as it was one of the places on my list to visit during our trip to Istanbul. It was a very interesting place to visit. Photography is allowed & flash photography is necessary as although there is lighting,...More
Very interesting, beautiful spot that can be even more enchanting when free of crowds. In the summer, this is a greta spot to beat the heat.
When you go in from the main street this place seems like unreal! It's really fascinating! I had a feeling that I have entered a movie screen. A lot of high pillars and fishes. And even thought there are fishes in the water, people are...More
I have been advised that it is an interesting place to see once u r in sultanahmed area, and it was. It is an original thing never seen something like this before. It doesn’t take long and no waiting in a queue easy access and...More
It is indeed a very special place, where you feel in another century. It is not too crowded and worth going. A visit will not take more than 45 minutes.