Basilica Cistern Tickets & Guided Tour, Istanbul

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Basilica Cistern Tickets highlights

  • Step into the Basilica Cistern, which holds Istanbul's hidden treasure. Prepare to be transported to a world of wonder beneath the city streets.

  • Witness the Medusa head, one of the three Gorgons, with snakes in place of hair that could turn anyone into stone.

  • With raised wooden platforms, vaulted ceilings, and aesthetic beauty, the Basilica Cistern reflects the history and culture of the Roman Age.

  • Get an inverted walk experience, as the water in the cistern is so crystal clear that it reflects the ceiling.

  • Get accompanied by an expert tour guide who will assist you throughout the tour and will tell you interesting stories and facts about this historical monument.


Basilica Cistern
Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cistern Tickets cancellation_policy

  • If cancellation are made 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
INR 37.57
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Basilica Cistern Tickets overview

About Basilica Cistern, Istanbul:

The Basilica Cistern, nestled beneath Istanbul, Turkey, is among the largest of hundreds of ancient cisterns. Its history dates back to the 4th century, initially built to supply water to the Great Palace. From ancient marvels to Hollywood celebrities, the Basilica has witnessed the passage of time. It is adorned with Byzantine artworks, including countless illuminated columns and mysterious Medusa heads.

About Basilica Cistern Ticket with Guided Tour, Istanbul:

  • Arrive at the Basilica Cistern and be ready to witness history that dates back to the 4th century.
  • With skip-the-line access, you can get inside by beating the long queues.
  • See the ‘Sunken’ movie location and the largest (and most atmospheric) of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie hidden beneath the city of Istanbul.
  • See unique Byzantine artworks, including hundreds of illuminated columns and Medusa heads.
  • Marvel at the artificial freshwater lake that is the size of around 2 football fields.
  • Revisit the scenes of the 1963 James Bond film ‘From Russia with Love’, as the cistern was used as a location in that movie.
  • Dive into the fascinating backstories with an expert guide who will assist you at all times throughout the tour.

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