Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

Basılıca Cistern

Basilica Cistern is located in old town of Istanbul. Basilica Cistern  is a must for every tourist on the travel list.Therefore, Basilica cistern is one of the most visited places in Istanbul such as Hagia Sophia, topkapi palace and blue mosque. For this reason, entering the Basilica cistern takes a lot of time because of very long line. For  Solution of this problem , we highly recommend you to join Daily tours which is guided by Offical License tour guide. Because License tour guides and their group have priority to buy tickets and entering Basilica Cistern.

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Yerebatan cıstern

Basilica Cistern , which was called Yerebatan Sarnıcı ( Literally means cistern sunken under ground . Basilica Cistern was constructed by Byzantium emperor Justinian the great , founder of Hagia sophia museum, in 6 th century A.D. That’s why it was called Basilica Cistern. Because Basilica ( Basilius) name only  had been used as a first name of Building which was constructed by Roman emperial. For this reason, Ceasar ,the most famous emperor of the Roman Empire,  is mentioned as Basilius Caesar in inscriptions


frequently asked  about Basılıca Cıstern

Basilica Cistern has two different entrance fees;

  • Local people entrance fee is 15 Turkish Liras,
  • Entrance fees for Tourist is 30 Turkish liras
  • Basilica Cistern is open everyday between 9 am to 5:30 pm
  • Basilica Cistern is rectangular shaped with of 140 metres and a width of 70 metres. Surface area of Basilica Cistern is 9800 square metres.
  • It is thought that approximately 100,000 tons of water could be protected in Basilica cistern.
  • There are 336 Columns in this cistern
  • Basical Cistern is closed till end of March 2020 for visiting due to Corona Virus .


Cıstern ıstanbul


Like the top of the ground, underground of Istanbul is also a great. More or less 100 diferents cisterns same like Basilica cistern are located in different parts of Old town of Istanbul. According to rumor, there are only forty cisterns under the topkapi palace. You can spend at least one day. While traveling to Istanbul, you can spend at least one day exploring the jewels under Istanbul. As daily tours istanbul, we are sure that this will be an extraordinary experience.

Underground cıstern ıstanbul

We want to do a list of Undergroud Cıstern Of Istanbul what we know  . Of course, we know that this list does not cover all the cisterns of Istanbul.
We continue to learn in life. we will share the new cisterns with you as we discover them

  1. Basilica Cistern
  2. Binbirdirek Cistern
  3. Cistern Restorant
  4. Cistern in first courtyard of Topkapi Palace
  5. Cistern in Second courtyard of Topkapi Palace
  6. Nakkash Cistern
  7. Antik Hotel Cistern
  8. Unkapanı Cistern
  9. Nurosmaniye Cistern
  10. Istanbul Male High school cistern
  11. Şerefiye Cistern
  12. Sultan Cistern
  13. Atius Cistern
  14. Fildamı Cistern
  15. Atpazarı Cistern
  16. Kadir Has Univercity Cistern
  17. Aspar Cistern
  18. Cukurbostan Mokios Cistern



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