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Yerebatan Cistern

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ImageThe Yerebatan Palace or Basilica Cistern is a cavern supported by more than three hundred marble columns. Originally the cistern held 18 million gallons of water. Later it  served as the water storage area for Topkapi Palace. The Yerebatan Cistern has been featured in various movies including the James Bond movie "From Russia with Love". Several of the columns have remarkable footings, such as the one resting on Medusa's head. The cistern is used at times for the performing arts as it has excellent acoustics.

Timings: Wed-Mon 9.00-17.00

Location: Yerebatan Cad. diagonal from St. Sophia, Sultanahmet

Admission: 10 YTL 

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