Basilica Cistern

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The Basilica Cistern is also known as the Sunken Palace or Yerebatansarayi in Turkish. It was built by Justinian and its main purpose was to provide water to the Byzantine palace. It is located under Istanbul and is the most important among many other cisterns; …

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Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) is considered one of the most important sites in the city. In fact, this spectacular old building has a rich historical past. This iconic structure is an Orthodox basilica that later became a mosque and now serves as an important …