Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey

17 Mentions on Trippy

  • 2 mentions in Layover in Turkey - is it safe to leave the airport?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...You can take a taxi (45TL) from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Sultanahmet Square where the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern is. Depending on the time you land it can take up to an hour to travel between the airport..." See More

    • John K.

      John K. said, "...lines aren't that long.You might also consider Spice Bazaar which i like better than the Grand Bazaar.You might also throw in Basilica Cistern which is nearby and doesn't take long.Check out public transport in advance and get your visa online...." See More

  • 2 mentions in Istanbul sightseeing?

    • Arthur L.

      Arthur L. said, "...I think spending a day in Sultanahmet Square, seeing the Blue Mosque,Hagia Sophia, and the Basilica Cistern is well worth it. Getting fish sandwiches by Galata bridge is a great experience too, although the seagulls may try to eat it out of..." See More

    • Nars K.

      Nars K. said, "...Most amazing place on Earth. In no particular order (3-day trip): Blue Mosque Grand Bazaar Basilica Cistern Topkapi Palace Hagia Sophia Hippodrome Hotel Istanbul Archaeology Museums Süleymaniye Mosque and Complex Spice Bazaar Bosphorus Cruise | Day Cruises | Istanbul Sightseeing Have a..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Must do in Istanbul with 24 Hours?

    • Valerie F.

      Valerie F. said, "...square. Visit the stunning sights of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque before heading to the underground chambers of the Basilica Cistern just across the road. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, the lavishly decorated Eastern pleasure dome that served as the..." See More

    • Selin I.

      Selin I. said, "...You can see the most in Sultanahmet Square Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace... When the sun starts to goes down, its time to go to Galata Tower. Konak Cafe would be good choise if you won't go up to tower...." See More

  • 2 mentions in Minimoon in August, what should we do?

    • Yuksel T.

      Yuksel T. said, "...Visit the Blue Mosque and museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Sarayı, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome, the sunken palace of Basilica Cistern and the dazzling Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower, egyptian market, İstiklal Ave, Taksim Square, Dolmabahçe Palace( the last palace of..." See More

    • John K.

      John K. said, "...Bridge wasn't bad.If you like beer you'll get a kick out of The BosphorusBosphorus Brewing Company.Do take a Bosphorous cruise.Go to Basilica Cistern its weird but interesting.Obviously go to Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmet Cami(Blue Mosque).Don't worry if you miss Grand..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Tips and suggestions for visiting Istanbul with my parents

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...sites in your own time with confidence. Day 1 - Half day with My Local Guide Istanbul then Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar in afternoon Or start with Ayasofya, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar. Day 2 -..." See More

    • Yuksel T.

      Yuksel T. said, "...in Istanbul; Sultanahmet Square area, İstiklal Ave,Taksim Square, Galata Tower, Beşiktaş, Hagia Sophia,Topkapı Sarayı, Hippodrome Hotel, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, underground Basilica Cistern, Egyptian Market, etc... If you like to have a guide or a guided tour you can contact to..." See More

  • 1 mention in Good, boutique like hotels in Istanbul?

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...Sultanahmet. Great location and easy access to most major tourist sites, Hagia Sophia Istanbul Old City, Blue Mosque Apart, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, etc. My wife and I are going next summer and will be staying at Four Seasons Hotel Sultanahmet...." See More

  • 1 mention in Best way to coordinate accommodations between 6 people in Istanbul?

    • Yuksel T.

      Yuksel T. said, "...Visit the Blue Mosque and museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Sarayı, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome, the sunken palace of Basilica Cistern and the dazzling Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower, egyptien market, İstiklal Ave, Taksim Square, Dolmabahçe Palace( the last palace of..." See More

  • 1 mention in Amazing places in the world you CAN'T visit?

    • Stephen "Sven" M.

      Stephen "Sven" M. said, "...International Space Station The Moon Mars China: Yangshuo's misty mountain The Catacombs below Paris at Catacombes de Paris and Istanbul at Basilica Cistern Beneath the Dome of the Rock Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu)..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best place to stay closed to touristy places and the "real" city?

    • Jacey & Scott M.

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      Jacey & Scott M. said, "...Hello Buard! I really enjoyed my stay in Sultanahmet. There are plenty of options and Blue Mosque Apart, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia Istanbul Old City are all very close to the hotel we stated in, which was the..." See More

  • 1 mention in Is the Sultanahmet area worth seeing?

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...unfortunate. It really only takes two days, or one very busy day to take it in. I would recommend, Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque Apart and Hagia Sophia. Wonderful sites and history. There is much more to Istanbul..." See More

  • 1 mention in Istanbul/Cappadocia Turkey- is it worth visiting?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...days there and still be disappointed you didn't stay longer! ISTANBUL - 3 DAYS (done comfortably) Day 1 - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern ,Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Hotel, Grand Bazaar Day 2 - Topkapi Palace and Harem (take 4 hours or more to..." See More

  • 1 mention in You have 1 day and 1 night in Istanbul. What would you do?

    • Tony W.

      Tony W. said, "...there you can take a cheap/quick ferry across and take the streetcar/train to Sultanahmet, where the famous stuff is (Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia Istanbul Old City). The Cistern is awesome and super quick, as is the Mosque (go..." See More