One of the historical cisterns in our city is the Şerefiye Cistern. The cistern, which was built for the purpose of storing water from the Bozdoğan Arch, was completed by order of the Byzantine Emperor 2. Theodosius.

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Şerefiye Cistern The modern entrance of the cistern in the district of Fatih district was located on Piyer Loti Street, which was formerly used as the Eminönü Municipality. In 2010, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Eminonu's old town hall was demolished and a restoration work was started in the region, including the Şerefiye Cistern.
Physical Space

With an area of approximately 45 m x 25 m, this Cistern was supported by 32 marble columns reaching 9 m in height.


The museum is open to visitors between 9.00 - 19.00 hours.      


The Şerefiye Cistern, the oldest building in the world in which the 360-degree mapping system is integrated, offers its visitors an extraordinary understanding of museology.

The first session of this magnificent visual feast, which is experienced every day in the mystical atmosphere of the cistern, starts at 09.00 and ends with the final session at 18:00. The show lasts approximately 10 minutes.

Mapping show is held in cooperation with TUCE Investment.


: 120 TL

* As our institution is not affiliated with the  Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and      Tourism, the MuseumPass is not valid.