https://uk.trip.com/moments/detail/istanbul-258-120999726/
ESTELLA LUCAS

Guide to the Basilica Cistern in Turkey

——The beautiful gem of Istanbul hidden underground 🐍Even after half a year, the memory of the experience is still very special 📍Location: Turkey's Basilica Cistern Yerebatan is located next to the Hagia Sophia in Turkey. From a distance, it looks dilapidated, but it is actually a historical relic 🕰️Opening hours: The Basilica Cistern is open to tourists all year round Peak season (April 1st - September 30th) 09:00-18:30 Off-season (October 1st - March 31st) 09:00-17:30 🎫Ticket price: 20 lira 💡Attractions and experiences: The cistern was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, originally to store water for the palace and surrounding buildings at that time! It is a cistern full of imagination. Entering the underground space exhibition is like traveling through time and space, with the entire space being very orderly, supported by 336 thick Corinthian columns that are 9 meters high, holding up a huge brick arch. Different corners are paired with different modern installations, creating a futuristic/sci-fi/creepy atmosphere 💎Summary and recommendation: Unlike historical buildings of the past, the Basilica Cistern combines the solemnity of history with the mysterious colors of modern light and sculpture, making it well worth a visit‼️ With the mystery and beauty of the palace, it leaves unforgettable memories
View Original Text
*Created by local travelers and translated by AI.
Posted: Apr 10, 2024
Submit
0
Mentioned in This Moment
Attraction

Basilica Cistern

4.6/5490 reviews | Museums
Istanbul
#3 of Best Things to Do in Istanbul
£25.15
View
Show More
Related Moments
Basilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern - Istanbul
i̇stanbultrip
Aurora3
Basilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern
@ BASILICA CISTERN IN ISTANBUL!
passionpassport
mytripvlog
THE VACATIONER!
Basilica Cistern
Exploring the Basilica Cistern at Istanbul
timetotravel
turkey
Celeste Ch
Basilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern - Istanbul
awesomepic
art
Marty O’Brien
The Blue Mosque