Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

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Basilica Cistern, Istanbul - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Alemdar Mh., Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34410 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Phone: +90-2125221259

Ticket Price: 10 TRY

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

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About Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

The Sunken Cistern is an ancient water reservoir built during the 5th century on the site of what used to be a famous basilica. It’s said over 7000 slaves were used in the construction of this cistern. Its capacity is if of roughtly 100000 tonnes of water. It has been featured in the James Bond movie “From Russia With Love”. Of special interest are its two base columns featuring the head of Medusa, the origins and purpose of which are unknown. The softly lit attraction creates a gentle ambience. It’s a fantastic treaure in summer beacuse of its cool subterranean breeze.

The Basilica Cistern is a 5th century water reservoir that holds a gargantuan volume of water and was built on the very site a basilica used to be. There is a small ticket for Basilica Cistern, but many people turn up so it might take time to get the ticket. The Basilica Cistern ticket prices are reasonable but if you buy tickets for Basilica Cistern in advance from our ticketing section you can simply skip on lines and fast forward to the attraction immediately. Basilica Cistern tickets can also be clubbed with many other attractions in Istanbul.

Basilica Cistern Information

  • Carry jacket it is cool down there.
  • Watch your steps, the place can get little slippery.
  • Choose one of the classical concerts in the lane nearby to go.

Basilica Cistern Ticket Prices

  • Students: $ 5.00
  • Adult : $ 10.00
  • Foreign visitors: £ 20.00

Basilica Cistern Opening and Closing Hours

  • The museum is open to visitors seven days a week. On the first day of the religious festival opens at 1pm.

How To reach Basilica Cistern by Public Transport

  • Eminonu Bus Stop

Restaurants Near Basilica Cistern

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  • Name: Petrol Ofisi Address: Eski Mutaflar Cad, No: 46, Küçükmustafapaşa
    Distance: 1.228 km away
  • Name: Opet Address: Namık Kemal Cad No:82
    Distance: 0.518 km away
  • Name: Petrol Ofisi Address: Karasu Mevki E-90 Karayolu
    Distance: 0.31 km away
  • Name: Shell Address: -
    Distance: 1.776 km away
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  • Name: İspark Address: Rıhtım Cad
    Distance: 2.763 km away
  • Name: İspark Address: Fermeneciler Sok
    Distance: 2.435 km away
  • Name: Emre Otopark İşletmeciliği Address: Koca Mustafa Paşa Cad, No: 226
    Distance: 1.962 km away
  • Name: Yeni Konak Garajı Address: Piyerloti Cad No: 50 Eminsinan Mah Eminönü
    Distance: 1.776 km away
  • Name: Nişancı Otoparkı Address: Türkeli Cad No: 73 Saraç İshak Mah Eminönü
    Distance: 0.924 km away
  • Name: İspark Address: Okçu Musa Cad, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
    Distance: 2.614 km away
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  • Name: Metro Address: -
    Distance: 2.304 km away
  • Name: Beyazıt İett Durağı Address: -
    Distance: 1.365 km away
  • Name: Selçuk Turizm Address: -
    Distance: 0.217 km away
  • Name: Soner Turizm Address: -
    Distance: 2.814 km away
  • Name: Kadikoy Address: Dumlupınar Sok, 3/A, Kadıköy
    Distance: 2.23 km away
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  • Name: Sirkeci Terminal Address: -
    Distance: 2.375 km away
  • Name: Sirkeci Garı Address: Ankara Cad Sirkeci
    Distance: 2.401 km away
  • Name: Kumkapı Tren İstasyonu Address: Kumkapı, Eminönü, Muhsinehatun
    Distance: 1.274 km away
  • Name: Topkapı Tramvay Durağı Address: -
    Distance: 2.718 km away
  • Name: Kocamustafapaşa Tren İstasyonu Address: -
    Distance: 1.671 km away
  • Name: Emniyet - Fatih Metro İstasyonu Address: Fatih, Adnan Menderes BLV, Hocaüveyz
    Distance: 1.39 km away
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  • Name: Yakamoz Guesthouse Address: Kutlugun Sok No:14 Sultanahmet
    Distance: 2.533 km away
  • Name: Rapunzel Hostel Address: Bereketzade Camii Sok No:3
    Distance: 2.759 km away
  • Name: Orient Hostel Address: Akbiyik Cad No:9 Sultanahmet
    Distance: 2.625 km away
  • Name: Tulip Guesthouse Address: Akbiyik Cad Terbiyik Sok No:19 Sultanahmet
    Distance: 2.667 km away
  • Name: Sur Pansiyon Address: Tayahatun Sok No:19 Sirkeci
    Distance: 2.586 km away
  • Name: Paris Hotel & Hostel Address: Piyerloti Cad, Dizdariye Medresesi Sok, No: 5, Çemberlitaş
    Distance: 1.876 km away
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  • Name: Sultan Hostel Address: Akbiyik Cad No:17
    Distance: 2.614 km away
  • Name: Bada Bing Hostel Address: Serçe Sok No: 11 Karaköy, Beyoglu
    Distance: 2.952 km away
  • Name: Second Home Hostel Address: Ebusuud Cad No:19 Sirkeci
    Distance: 2.286 km away
  • Name: Istanbul Harmony Hostel Address: Hudavendigar Cad No:26 Sirkeci
    Distance: 2.414 km away
  • Name: Cheers Hostel Address: Zeynep Sultan Cami Sok No:21 Sultanahmet
    Distance: 2.384 km away
  • Name: World House Hostel Address: Galipdede Cad, No: 85 Beyoglu
    Distance: 2.913 km away
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Basilica Cistern, Istanbul Reviews

  • Open until 5.30 pm, 5 lira for students, 10lira for Turkish citizens, 20 lira for foreigners. Cannot use museum pass to access. Beautiful cistern from Roman Times. Medusa heads were believed to wars of bad fortune, so they were used for good luck. It is unknown where they were brought from. The weeping column is to commemorate hundreds of slaves who died during the construction of this place. Can easily be seen in half an hour. There is no WC as far as I noticed but I hope this changes.

  • it is great. you feel like you are in the movie. so exciting. Prepare to spend at least 1,5 hours there. I have been there several times and still want to go again

  • When undergoing restoration it should state upfront and discount the ticket. This was something I was really excited about, having been depicted so beautifully in pictures and media. However the water was drained totally, which is the main thing which generates the dramatic beautiful reflections and the red color. There is special water brought for this cistern. More than half of it was closed off for restoration work also.

  • Very important historical place. You should definitely visit it if you are in Istanbul. Entrance price is something arround 5 euros or something like that. Waiting time is at lest 15 to 30 minutes, but it is worth it. People come here with families as well, but my personal opinion is that this is not place for small children. At the entrance, there are possibility to take a photo with some Turkish costumes, so this could be interesting for children and teens.

  • Although still undergoing renovation (thus the water is drained) it’s a must-see while in Istanbul! Even if you can visit it in about 30 minutes it’s an astonishing place! 20 lira for adults, well worth the price in my opinion.

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