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Mysterious Part of Istanbul: Basilica Cistern

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Basilica Cistern is one of the most beautiful and attractive structures of İstanbul. It’s name comes from Basilica Illius which was so close to it. It is consructed by concrete blocks by putting them as supports to the ceiling. The Basilica Cistern built by the emperor Jüstiniyen in 6 century. The cistern under the ground, a structure for accumulating rain water. Blue, a peninsula that open up to all our knowledge of history.

Basilica Cistern

Blocks of the Byzantine and Ottoman tiles meet, a Turkish guides tell you all the tales. One of the major attractions of the peninsula in the Basilica Cistern. Take your ticket, go down to the stairs. Then, the smell will receive some moist. Giant columns are rising out of the water on the ceiling. There is water under the bridge you walk, once a Byzantine cistern used as a place. In times of scarcity, water needs are met here. Once upon a time a higher than regular amount of water inside and, currently, there are hyperlinks to navigate on the water, on it. You can feel all the mystery and sadness of that period.When the end of the cistern, a giant statue stands opposite experience, giant, a head carved in stone, it may cause and the story is narrated by a lot of reverse stopped. The walls are illuminated by dim lights, you are going to other worlds in the ground while walking.

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

If you are lucky you can see here are exhibited in a job of the biennial. You know, come to life in different corners of the city Istanbul Biennale in summer. Basilica, the following, in a place where you can have a few things available to sit with your loved ones after touring Sarinic relax sipping a frothy coffee.