Basilica Cistern Istanbul Fast Track Entrance

Join us in the journey into the Basilica Cistern, the mysterious piece of underground Istanbul and walk through this ancient marvel and learn about all the interesting details about the area. 

€14.00

Join us in the journey into the Basilica Cistern, the mysterious piece of underground Istanbul and walk through this ancient marvel and learn about all the interesting details about the area. 

We will be waiting for you next to the entrance of the Basilica Cistern. 

After using the priority entrance into the Basilica Cistern, a professional and licensed guide will tell about the history while explaining the design and engineering behind the building. Once you learn about where every important details are, you will be free to enjoy the Basilica Cistern as much as you want. 

The Highlights of the Basilica Cistern Visit:

What to see in the Basilica Cistern & What is included?

  • Entrance without waiting in the ticket lines
  • A guided orientation about the structure and the area
  • The Weeping Column and Medusa Heads 
  • The Roman Engineering
  • The Story of Constantinopolis

The legendary and mysterious Basilica Cistern is an ancient wonder underground Istanbul. It is once in a life-time experience. Every visitor of Istanbul should walk through this unique marvel of antiquity and learn about all the interesting details about the structure while breathing its atmosphere. 

What is Basilica Cistern?

The Basilica Cistern is basically a significant part of the infrastructure of ancient Istanbul. It is one of the water reservoirs of the ancient imperial capital. In other words, along with a serious buildings, it made the Nova Roma (the New Rome, as the new capital city at the time of Constantine the Great) possible.

Is the Basilica Cistern closed?

At the 23rd of July 2022, the Basilica Cistern has been opened again after serious restorations. And the long ticket lines are back! We strongly recommend you to get your tickets before you arrive. 

The Basilica Cistern has finally ropened its gates after 2 years of most extensive restorations of its long history. 

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