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Rumelihisarı is a fortress located which is situated at the narrowest point with 698 meters of the Bosphorus strait, just opposite of the Anadoluhisarı on the Anatolian side. It was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II-The Conqueror to prevent aid from the Black Sea reaching Constantinople during the siege of the city.

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Museum Of Basilica Cistern Located on the left side of the Haghia Sophia-Gülhane Park road in Sultanahmet, the Basilica Cistern is also known as Yerebatan place. It was built in approximately 540 A.D. by the Emperor justinianos I of the Byzantine Empire. A big square was dug underneath the ground and it was supported by 300 columns. At the time, it was the most important water storage area and provided water to the whole city The cistern was cleaned and renovated between 1985-1988 by the İstanbul Municipality. Today, it is open to visitors. Its exotic and unbelievable appearance makes the cistern an irresistible attraction.

Yerebatan Sarnıcı Müzesi

Yerebatan Cad. No:13, Sultanahmet (212) 522 12 59
Open daily 9.00 - 17.30



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