Basilica Cistern

Istanbul, Turkey


Ksenia Mardina

Underground palace resembling the sunken Acropolis is one of the forty ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. Compared to its counterparts it's rather well preserved – columns, supported by upside-down Medusa heads, vaulted ceiling and water everywhere – quite a post apocalypse. It was a filming location for James Bond and Konchalovsky's Odyssey but looks more awesome in reality – so a line under the heat is totally worth it.


with friends in instant messengers and social networks

More on the topic

© 2023. S7 Airlines All rights reserved