Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Tour with Historian Guide

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Tour with Historian Guide

Enjoy a fast admission to Basilica Cistern and learn more about the magnificent building and Greek mythology from a historian.

  • More individuality: 15 participants maximum
17 $ per person
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Enjoy a fast admission to Basilica Cistern and learn more about the magnificent building and Greek mythology from a historian.

The facts

Details

  • Languages: Englisch
  • Participants: 1 - 15
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Benefit from priority admission to the Cisterna
  • Learn interesting facts from the local historian travel guide
  • Find out the history behind the Medusa heads

Description

Visit the largest ancient water cistern in Istanbul, built in 532 with a total of 336 columns, with a local historian guide.

The cistern has two very large Medusa heads which are used as pedestals. In Greek mythology, Medusa was a female monster with snakes on its head and anyone who looked into her eyes immediately turned to stone.

Your historian guide will explain you everything about the exact history of the Medusa heads and the historical background of the building.

Please note

Additional information

The tour takes place daily at 15:00.

Included in the price

  • Basilica Cistern entrance fee
  • Professional english-speaking historian guide
  • Fast track entry

Meeting point

In front of the Basilica Cistern (only 100 meters from Hagia Sophia).

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 2 days before the date of the activity.

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