Great place to visit really enjoyed it, just as I imagined it. Not a place for people with walking difficulties .
About Basilica Cistern
5,101 - 5,110 of 13,290 reviews
The pillars are impressive and the water filled with fish was interesting to see. Be sure to see the Medusa and upside down Medusa
This is definately worth visiting. Found in the heart of Istanbul almost between the blue mosque and Hagia Sophia. Pan interesting insight to early city architecture
Visited here with my family, we first stayed in a line and waited for like, 5 min then we paid and entered the underground place. The view from the stairs is awesome but your not allowed to wait and take photos but a Chinese couple...More
A quite shockingly amazing place. this ancient water reservoir has been tidied up and turned into a tourist attraction and is worth the small amount of queuing and the small amount of money to get in. Quite extraordinary and Worth the visit...... and dont begrudge...More
A bit mystical place with relevant music playing. The most impressive in the basilica is the reason for which it was built. It will take you about 45 minutes and as I remember ticket price was 20 or 25 TL which worth it
What a great experience to be able to walk through the cistern with 336 columns in 12 rows, it was dark and eerie and the underground space was huge and well lit with orange lighting that made you feel you were back in the roman...More
A great place to wander around under Istanbul. Goo in the late afternoon early evening to beat the queues. Look for the tree like columns.
This must be part of seeing Istanbul, it is breathtakingly large and amazing that it was planned and build so many many years ago and the foresight they had in those days to see how important it would be.