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Basilica Cistern Istanbul

Basilica Cistern: Hidden Beneath the Istanbul

Basilica Cistern is maybe on the top of the must-to-see list in Istanbul city guide. This amazing historical building located very close to the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Yerebatan Sarnıcı (in Turkish) or Basilica Cistern is basically a large underground cistern that is built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I between 527 and 565 as a water supply for the...