The Basilica Cistern Ticket and Entrance Fee

Istanbul Basilica Cistern Skip the Line Tickets Tour

The Basilica Cistern, or Cisterna Basilica (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarnıcı or Yerebatan Saray, “Subterranean Cistern” or “Subterranean Palace”), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern, located 150 meters (490 ft) 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.

Today it is kept with little water, for public access inside the space.

his subterranean cistern, in Greek kinsterne (κινστέρνη), was called Basilica because it was located under a large public square on the First Hill of Constantinople, the Stoa Basilica.At this location, and prior to constructing the cistern, a great Basilica stood in its place, built between the 3rd and 4th centuries during the Early Roman Age as a commercial, legal and artistic center. Illus reconstructed the basilica after a fire in 476.

Ancient texts indicated that the basilica contained gardens, surrounded by a colonnade and facing the Hagia Sophia.According to ancient historians, Emperor Constantine built a structure that was later rebuilt and enlarged by Emperor Justinian after the Nika riots of 532, which devastated the city.

Historical texts claim that 7,000 slaves were involved in the construction of the cistern.

The enlarged cistern provided a water filtration system for the Great Palace of Constantinople and other buildings on the First Hill. It continued to provide water to the Topkapı Palace after the Ottoman conquest in 1453 and into modern times.

Guide to Istanbul Basilica Cistern 2022: How to Buy your Ticket & What to See?

Built-in the 6th century by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, it served as a water reservoir for the Great Palace. Located southwest of Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern is one of Istanbul’s most spectacular museums and undoubtedly one of the top attractions you shouldn’t miss on your trip so you can go to Basilica Cistern Skip the Line Tickets Tour in Sultanahmet Istanbul  ..

Istanbul Basilica Cistern Skip the Line Tickets Tour

Per person, the fee is:  EURO By CASH

Tour time  : 10: 30 Am — 12:30 Pm — 13:30 Pm and 15: 15 Pm

You will be met with the Guide in front of the Underground Cistern and he will give you 30 Mins Tour inside of it and then free time… Ticket and guidance service included in this price

You can book by WHATSAPP: +905337385862 Mr. Hakan HACIBEKIROGLU


For the foreigner travel agent outside of Turkiye we have discounted price for your group Please E-Mail US 

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