Yerebatan Sarnici
Jan22

Yerebatan Sarnici

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı) is Istanbul’s most unexpectedly romantic attraction which offers an insight into the complicated system that once brought drinking water into Istanbul.

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Yerebatan most mysterious place in Istanbul
Jan26

Yerebatan most mysterious place in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı), the largest one in the city, was visited by more than 2.2 million people last year. Yerebatan has broken its own historical record after world famous writer Dan Brown’s recent book ‘Inferno’ was published. The bestseller also includes a reference to the Hürriyet Daily News and one of its articles. Brown has quoted a brief paragraph from a Hürriyet Daily news article on Göksel Gülensoy,...

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Record number of tourists at Basilica Cistern mentioned in Dan Brown’s new book
Jun12

Record number of tourists at Basilica Cistern mentioned in Dan Brown’s new book

A record number of tourists has visited Istanbul’s Basilica (Yerebatan) Cistern in the wake of the release of bestselling author Dan Brown’s latest book, “Inferno.” The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality said June 8 that last month 240,000 people visited the Basilica Cistern, or Sunken Cistern, setting a record number of visitors to the gigantic underground water storage chamber, located in the Sultanahmet district of the city....

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Istanbul sights featured in Dan Brown’s Inferno
May15

Istanbul sights featured in Dan Brown’s Inferno

Istanbul will be anticipating a tourism boom caused by a rather more modern phenomenon than the 16th century’s great cultural revival – the work of Dan Brown, the author of the bestseller The Da Vinci Code. Dan Brown’s highly anticipated new thriller “Inferno” was released this week. The book has featured on the front pages of many Turkish newspapers as a significant portion of the novel is set in Istanbul. The book has been...

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