Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan), Sultanahmet, Historical Peninsula, Istanbul


The Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan) is one of the most popular tourist spots in Istanbul.

The Basilica Cistern was built in the 6th century as an underground cistern across Hagia Sophia, in the historical peninsula.


The 336 columns arrayed in 12 rows of 28 each. It is used to be the water resource during the Byzantium era which houses 80,000 meter cubes of water.

It is the biggest cistern in Istanbul and open (from 09.00 to 17.00 except Mondays) to visitors in Istanbul.


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