Sultanahmet Square – The Historic Heart of Old Istanbul

Sultanahmet Meydani

Sultanahmet Square is the Old Historic Quarter of Istanbul: The Sultanahmet Square (Sultanahmet Meydani) is the old historic quarter of Istanbul and here you will find some of the most significant historic monuments of Istanbul. The district was named after Sultan Ahmet I, the builder of the Blue Mosque which sits at one end of […]

Yerebatan Sarnici or Basilica Cistern – Istanbul’s Sunken Palace

Yerebatan Sarnic - Basilica Cistern

The Great Cistern of Justinian is also known as Yerebatan Sarayi or “the Sunken Palace” Istanbul is full of hidden treasures and one which is truly hidden is the Yerebatan Sarnici or Basilica Cistern, an underground reservoir in the vicinity of Hagia Sophia.  Often called the Great Cistern of Justinian, the Basilica Cistern is no […]