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Basilica Cistern

In the Depths of history One of the crucial brilliant historic buildings of İstanbul is the Basilica Cistern located within the southwest of Hagia Sofia. Constructed for Justinianus I, the Byzantium Emperor (527-565), this tremendous underground water reservoir is known as as “Yerebatan Cistern” among the public due to the fact that of the underground […]

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The Basilica Cistern

In the Depths of History One of the magnificent ancient buildings of İstanbul is the Basilica Cistern located in the southwest of Hagia Sofia. Constructed for Justinianus I, the Byzantium Emperor (527-565), this big underground water reservoir is called as “Yerebatan Cistern” among the public because of the underground marble columns. As there used to […]

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10 of the best sights in Istanbul

Istanbul’s many attractions include towering minarets, underground Byzantine cisterns and steamy bathhouses. Pat Yale selects the places to visit Basilica Cistern The city’s most unexpectedly romantic attraction, the Basilica Cistern, offers an insight into the complicated system that once brought drinking water into Istanbul from Thrace (an area of the south-east Balkans now constituting Turkish […]

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