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Basilica Cistern

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The Basilica Cistern , is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul , Turkey. The cistern, located 500 feet southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.

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Timings:
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Entry Ticket:
Per Person: TL 10

Opens on:
All Days

Other Information:
Built: 6th Century
Opened: 9 September 1987
Type: Underground cistern
Length: 453 feet
Capacity of water: 100,000 tons

Address:
Alemdar Mh., Seftali Total No. 6
Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone No: 090-212 5221259

Closest Local Transport:
How to Reach
By Bus
Stand: IETT Sultanahmet
Distance: 160 m
Frequency: 2 min

By Trams
Station: Sultanahmet
Line: T1
Distance: 220 m
Frequency: 2 min

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