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.


Our museum is open seven days a week. Exceptionally, the first day of religious holidays is opened at 13.00. 

Visiting hours 09.00 - 18.00
: 20,00 TL

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