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1001 Direk Sarnici, Istanbul

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#84 of 141 in Historic Sites in Istanbul
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  • This cistern is not as busy as the Basilica version but is no less impressive, a shirt walk u the hill from the Blue Mosque, ti is dry so perhaps not a atmospheric as its more popular cousin but it wa...  more »
  • Not particularly well signposted so not easy to find. When we did eventually find the entrance it was all locked up because it was a Sunday although any info I could find on it stated that it was open...  more »
  • Well worth a look much smaller than the more famous Cistern but very impressive none the least. Not a great deal of information on show however and only good for a short visit.  more »

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