Also known as the Underground Cistern or Yerebatan Saray, this
eerie cavern was built by Constantinople the Great around 532 AD
and is held up below ground by 336 columns. Once a set for the
James Bond film,
, the cavern today sees
tourists crossing over 2 acres of 12 inch deep water, on wooden
walkways, to take in the occasional art exhibit or marvel at the
intricate design on the columns themselves. There is a pleasant
little café topside where the eyes can adjust over some tea.
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