columns - basilica cistern (istanbul)

Basilica Cistern (Istanbul)

This is a huge underground water cistern that was built in the 6th century.­ Open to the public but not on the typical tourist circuit.­ Definitely worth visiting.­

For more information about the Basilica Cistern, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Basilica_­Cistern.

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Alemdar Mh., Divan Yolu Cd 4-16, 34122 Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey

Photos of Turkey (the country).­