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One of the largest and most well-preserved ancient underground reservoirs Constantinople, having some resemblance to the Palace complex. "Tank" is translated from Greek as "reservoir". Is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. It was built by the Romans in the 3rd century to supply the city with water. The Turkish name of the place "Yerebatan" means "sunken" in English.
Address: Sultan Ahmet Mah. Yerebatan Cad. No:13 Fatih, İstanbul
TripAdvisor Traveler Reviews
mirnour , Tabriz, 2015-05-21
I guess among all historical places, this one is the best and the oldest of course. spectacular underground water supply. they also give you traditional costumes and takes photos of you for 20 TL... read full review
Berkeley_CA_USA , Berkeley, 2015-05-21
Well, you just haven't ever seen anything like this. Made from hundreds of marble pillars pillaged from Roman sites in Istanbul, this underground Cistern is colossal in size, beautiful and something... read full review
Kathy S , Los Angeles, California, 2015-05-21
Went in about 20 minutes to spare before the closing time. It was quiet and nice. For 20 liras (cash only) it was well worth a visit. All those columns and Medusa heads were truly impressive! read full review