Disclaimer - am not a history buff at all. However went here as had read about it in. the INFERNO, felt very disappointed as it was nowhere close to being as intriguing and mysterious as described, maybe it was due to the renovations, don't know
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We visited this place about seven or eight years ago, and were excited to visit it again in early December 2017. We were disappointed as it is being renovated so there is no water in most of it. I remember beautiful reflections from the lights...More
Truly an ancient engineering marvel. Used for storing water in ancient times and is essentially an underground reservoir. The columns are amazing the sheer size of it is hard to fathom. Wear a pair of shoes with good traction as the ground may get slippery....More
located in sultanahmet Area just cross the road from Aya sofia, tickets for 20 TL, the tour takes about 30 to 1 hour maxiam
Unforgettable experience gives you understanding of historical value of the place. Nice music and illumination creates additional spirit.
Been to Istanbul a few times but never did this trip. I recommend it, very eerie feel. Only need an hour and for that maybe entrance fee is a little high?
Its a interesting place in the basilica you can find also blocks carved with the visage of Medusa. Some people also call this place as medusa temple .ITs must see place in istanbul sultan ahmet area
Get into this place! Fascinating! Extremely well preserved, be sure to look up and admire the structure built by the Romans! Incredible place, well worth the visit.