Basilica Cistern | The Halich Hotel Istanbul Karakoy

15/12/2020

Travel back in time to Byzantium at the Basilica Cistern

Travel back in time to Byzantium at the Basilica Cistern Attractions Historic buildings and sites Fatih Yerebatan Sarnıcı What is it? One of Istanbul’s most intriguing attractions, the Basilica Cistern, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı as it’s known in Turkish, was built by Emperor Justinian I in the 6th century to store up to 80,000m3 of water and