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Best of Istanbul Tour
"After pick up at around 08:30 from either your hotel or the Istanbul cruise port you will visit the following sights with an experienced and licensed professional guide:Cable Car - Pierre Loti: Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the cafe named for the famous French writer and naval officer Louis Marie Julien Viaud a.k.a. Pierre Loti who wrote fiction based on his experiences in Istanbul.Bosphorus Cruise: A cruise on the Bosphorus is the prime perspective from which to view the fine palaces pavilions Ottoman houses and seaside neighborhoods along the shores of this famous and historic waterway connecting the Black Sea and the Maramara Sea.The Marmaray: provides a unique chance to make a link between the European and Asian continents by train 2013 following four years of construction delays that were largely due to the discovery of ruins dating from the Hellenistic
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Small-Group Full-Day Istanbul City Tour
"Enjoy breakfast at your hotel or in the town before starting your full day Istanbul small group city tour.Start the day visiting Cable Car to Pierre Loti: Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the cafe named for the Louis Marie Julien Viaud a.k.a. Pierre Loti (1850 -1923) who wrote fiction based on his experiences in Istanbul.Next we will cruise on the Bosphorus to allow you the prime perspective from which to view the fine palaces pavilions Ottoman houses and seaside neighborhoods along the shores of this famous and historic waterway connecting the Black Sea and the Maramara Sea.The Marmaray provides a unique chance to make a link between the European and Asian continents by train i 2013 following four years of construction delays that were largely due to the discovery of ruins dating from the Hellenistic Roman
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Full-Day Istanbul Culture and Food Tour
"Start with a traditional Turkish breakfast then move on to street foods. Try some snacks a traditional lunch special desserts Turkish delights have some more street foods tea time then a long dinner. Experience the flavors of street and traditional Turkish and Ottoman foods. Along the way you will learn everything about culture of Istanbul and Turkey. Learn about the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the Istanbul as well as after. Then
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Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Saray Tips (123)

an unique palace within Water!

One of İstanbul's historical art product is the Basilica Cistern which is situated at a short distance further southwest of Ayasofya. This underground cistern, which was named idiomatically by the...
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KIZGINdamdakiKedi
Jul 23, 2004

Cool and Eerie

The Yerebatan Sarnici (Basilica Cistern) is an ancient underground waterway that is considered Istanbul’s most unusual tourist attraction. Although it was created in the 4th century, it was expanded...
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Donna_in_India
Mar 16, 2014

BASILICA CISTERN (YEREBATAN SARAY)

"SUNKEN PALACE".......Is an entirely different tourist attraction.It is called this by the locals because of the great number of Marble Columns arising out of the water.You descend 52 stone steps,...
balhannah
Aug 06, 2009

Basilica Cistern

The cistern was built by Justinian in the 6th century A.D. and was used as a water supply for his palace complex which was located in the areas where Sultanahmet Park, Blue Mosque, and surroundings...
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Hopkid
Apr 20, 2008

The Tear Column

Of the 300+ columns within the Yerebatan Sarnici, the Tear Column definately stands out among them with it's unique design. The column, which is located near the center of the cistern, has...
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H-TownJourneyman
Feb 19, 2007

Yerebatan Cistern: The Sunken Palace

The Roman fascination with water is manifest in Istanbul by up to 100 or more underground cisterns for water preservation. Like the Sultan and Column cisterns, huge columns support an arched roof with...
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nicolaitan
Mar 28, 2009

Bascilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi)

Built during the rule of the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian in the 6th Century AD, the Bascilica Cistern was created mainly to satisfy the growing demands of the Great Palace situated on the...
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AcornMan
May 01, 2004

The Medusa Heads

Located in the back of the Yerebatan Sarnici, these Medusa heads are placed beneath 2 separate columns that support the underground structure. Reasons why the heads were placed here are uncertain, but...
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H-TownJourneyman
Feb 19, 2007

Yerebatan Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)

If you have just visited the Agia Sofia, your next destination should be the Yerebatan Cistern. This located virtually across the street. It is a vast underground water storage tank originally built...
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Paul2001
Mar 11, 2004

Bascilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi) part 2

The cistern's roof is held up by 336 columns, each over 26 feet high. Two columns rest on Medusa head bases in a corner of the cistern. The heads were plundered by the Byzantines from earlier...
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AcornMan
May 01, 2004

unique place with unique atmosphere

everytime i'm in im istanbul i'm visiting Yerebetan Cistern, it's something magic and completely standing apart, and not only children are fascinated by it's darkness, echoes and drops falling from...
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angelochka
Aug 25, 2006

THE CISTERNS: A STEP IN TO THE PAST

What a delightful place: quiet and peaceful, sometimes appreciated in a hectic city. For 10.000.000 turkish liras you can descend into the interior of the Byzantine Basilica Cistern.This vast vault...
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parsix
May 13, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Saray

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Tea Peddlers

These peddlers roam the Sultanahmet park and hippodrome area with large tea pots on their backs ready to provide refreshments for a reasonable price. I noticed the last time I was here much less of...
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Zeynep Sultan Camii

The Zeynep Sultan Camii was built as a tribute by the Sultan Ahmed III for his daughter Zeynep and thus dates from the 1760s, the end of the Ottoman heyday and the beginning of the long decline...
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Besiktas District

Beşiktaş is pronounced Beshiktash. It is an area on the European shores of the Bosphorus. Its name literally means Beşik = cradle, taş = stone, so Beşiktaş = cradle stone. This name comes...
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Serpentine Column - Twisted Column

The three interwined bronze serpents which form the Serpent Column were the base of a trophy that oce stood in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. This trophy was dedicated to Apollo in gratitude by the...
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Camlica Hill

I wouldn't have gone to Camlica Hill had I not taken a half-day tour. And I didn't originally intend to take a half-day tour...but that's another story. Camlica Hill is on the Asian side, in the...
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Panorama 1453 Museum

"The Panorama Victory Museum" is located at the Miniaturk Park Museum and is at the Sutluce district ... Your eyes will witness the "War of Independence" and what really happened .... Here you can...
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Getting to Basilica Cistern - Yerebatan Saray

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Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Ista

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