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  • Yerebatan Sarnıcı
  • Basilica Cistern
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  • Europe Turkey Turkey Alemdar Mh., Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34410 Fatih/İstanbul,
  • distance [서울]from 7,954.1km
The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarnıcı – "Cistern Sinking Into Ground"), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. The cistern, located 150 metres (490 ft) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.[1]