Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Tickets

Please be advised that the Basilica Cistern will be closed on April 29th, 30th and May 1st. For further details, please contact us directly. Thank you for your understanding!

Explore the Basilica Cistern at your leisure with skip-the-line tickets. Admire the architecture and delve deeper into the history of this remarkable structure as you navigate through its intriguing spaces.


  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant history of the ancient Byzantine Empire during your exploration.
  • Appreciate the captivating architecture of the ancient cistern, and don't miss the intriguing Medusa heads.
  • Optimize your time with pre-booked skip-the-line tickets.
  • Embark on a subterranean journey beneath the streets of Istanbul to uncover one of its foremost attractions.

Uncover Istanbul's Hidden Wonders:

Embark on a Guided Exploration of the Basilica Cistern, where beneath the vibrant streets of Istanbul, a realm rich in secrets and centuries of history awaits. Our Basilica Cistern Guided Tour beckons you to delve into the enigmatic depths of this subterranean marvel, once a vital lifeline for the inhabitants of Constantinople. Traverse softly illuminated chambers and be captivated by the spectacle of 336 grand columns, some adorned with the entrancing gaze of the legendary Medusa. Our team of experienced guides will skillfully transport you through time, weaving narratives of emperors, visionary architects, and enduring legends that have etched an unforgettable legacy on this mesmerizing underground masterpiece. Secure your spot today for an adventure seamlessly blending the past with the present.