The Basilica Cistern ticket price 2024

The current ticket prices for the Basilica Cistern, one of the most popular museums in Istanbul, have been announced for 2024. The entrance fee of the Basilica Cistern has been determined. This year, those who want to enter the Basilica Cistern were evaluated in three categories.

Three different price policies are applied: full ticket, student ticket and foreign guest. You can learn about the new prices of the Basilica Cistern, where we have looked at all these in detail, by reading the rest of this article.

Basilica Cistern Entrance Fee

Yerebatan Cistern address: Yerebatan Cad. Alemdar Mah. 1/3 34410 Sultanahmet-Fatih/İSTANBUL. Phone number: (0212) 512 15 70. Visitor information and entrance fee for the Basilica Cistern are given below:

  • Ticket type
  • 09:00-18:30 hours
  • 19:30-22:00 hours
  • Domestic Visitor
  • 80 TL
  • 250 TL
  • Foreign Visitor
  • 600 TL
  • 1000 TL
  • Discounted Ticket
  • 30 TL
  • 100 TL
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You can use credit card or cash at the payment point. Foreign currency (Euro, Dollar, etc.) is not used. Also, the Museum Card is not valid. If you are an expatriate, your children should have their Turkish Citizen ID cards with them to avoid paying the foreign visitor fee. However, even if they do not have an identity card, they will not charge foreigners if they speak Turkish.

Information About Basilica Cistern

The Basilica Cistern, one of the most majestic historical structures of the city of Istanbul, is known as the Basilica and was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565. The cistern, consisting of marble columns in the water, covers an area of 140 x 70 meters. There are 336 columns in the Basilica Cistern, 9 meters high and 4.8 meters apart.

Each column in the cistern was arranged in 12 rows and 28 columns in each row. The walls of the cistern, which were built with bricks, and the brick vertical floor were waterproofed with Khorasan mortar. The total area of the cistern is 9.8 square meters and can store 100 thousand tons of water. In the columns of the cistern, there are works of Roman sculpture art.