Enjoy a fast admission to Basilica Cistern and learn more about the magnificent building and Greek mythology from a historian.
Benefit from priority admission to the Cisterna
Learn interesting facts from the local historian travel guide
Find out the history behind the Medusa heads
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.
The tour takes place daily at 15:00.
• Basilica Cistern entrance fee
• Professional english-speaking historian guide
• Fast track entry
In front of the Basilica Cistern (only 100 meters from Hagia Sophia).
Please bring your booking confirmation.
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