Situated in the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul as one of the earliest examples of the water structures of the city with a history of 1600 years, the Şerefiye Cistern does not offer an inscription but is believed to be built during the rule of Theodosius II (408-450) based on the architectural characteristics.

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Şerefiye Cistern Mesmerizing the visitors with a history of 1600 years, the Şerefiye Cistern meets history with art and technology using 360° mapping system for the first time in Turkey.
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 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.


: 350 TL

* The Şerefiye Cistern is open to visitors every day of the week between 09.00 and 19.00.

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