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The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.
The Cistern was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.

Legends says that in period of 100 years after the fall of Konstantinopole (1453), Otomans didn't know nothing about the existance of the water tanks. They found out the cisterns when they saw the local people are grabing water from wells inside the city.

Inside the Cistern you can find lots of fish (carp) and you can throw coin for luck.

One of the most interesting part of this location is the two big heads of Medusa that are part of the pillars.

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