Fountains & Cisterns of Istanbul

Basilica Cistern Info Guide

Located in Sultanahmet, the Basilica Cistern is an underground treasure trove of Byzantine history in Istanbul. Over time, it has stood its ground, showcasing its magical splendor for generations to see. While there’s nothing religious about it, the Basilica Cistern is simply called that because it’s a cistern built under a basilica.  Aside from its …

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