Cistern of Theodosius

Binbirdirek, Piyer Loti Cd. No:2/1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

+90 212 568 60 80

See Website

Just a few blocks away from the more popular Basilica Cistern (which is the largest in Istanbul), the restored Theodosius cistern is still a marvel to behold, built by Roman emperor Theodosius in the 400s A.D. to collect water from the Valens Aqueduct. This cistern was only stumbled across in 2010 when the city tore down the former Eminönü town hall, and it was restored and opened to the public in 2018.

Recommended by an Indagare community insider

Written by Abby Sandman

What's Nearby

More Inspiration

Indagare employees walking up stiars

Enjoy 30 Days On Us!

Start your Self Planner
membership trial today.

Unlock access to 2,000+ first-hand hotel reviews, 300+ Destination Guides and the most up-to-date travel news and inspiration.

Already a member?

Welcome back,
log in to Indagare

Not a member?

Forgot Password

Enter your email and we’ll send you a link to reset your password.

Type the first 3 letters to begin