About the space

This event venue is a magnificent underground water reservoir located in Istanbul, Turkey. This historical marvel, built during the Byzantine period in the 6th century, is one of the city's most iconic landmarks. It derives its name from the 336 decorative columns inside, which were repurposed from various ancient structures, creating a mesmerizing forest of columns. 212 of its 224 original columns have survived to the present day.

The cistern was designed to store and supply water for the Great Palace of Constantinople and other buildings in the vicinity. It covers an area of approximately 9,800 square meters and has a capacity of 100,000 tons of water. The cistern's most famous feature is the Medusa heads, two intricately carved ancient Roman column bases featuring the face of the mythical Gorgon Medusa, placed upside down as structural supports.

The dimly lit, atmospheric environment, with its still water and reflections, creates an eerie and captivating ambiance. Visitors can explore the walkways and observe the fish swimming in the shallow water. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction and a testament to the architectural ingenuity of the Byzantine Empire, offering a unique journey back in time beneath the bustling streets of modern Istanbul. This space also hosts various organisations such as fairs, weddings, concerts, concerts, dinners, meetings
is being built. With its, this venue can accommodate 1500 people.

  • Standing
  • Dining

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Common Questions

I also need help organising other parts of my event. Can Eventflare help me out?

Absolutely, we have a go-to list of trusted caterers, furniture rental companies,entertainment companies... - you name it, we've got it! So ask away.

How fast will I receive a quote?

Our local experts get in touch with you within the minutes after your initial request to give you a first idea about the price of your event. To determine an exact quote, the clearer and more precise the information you share with us, the fastest the quote will come..

Why would I use Eventflare?

Eventflare allows you to have all different services in order to make your event successful centralised through one contact. Through our many partners and knowledge of the different markets we operate on, we will direct you towards the suitable partners and coordinate between each one of them. Our platform allows you to organize all your events through a single supplier and save precious time.

How does Eventflare ensure the quality of its partners?

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What are the cancellation and refund policy?

  • Cancellation 90 days or more before the event: 100% refund
  • Cancellation 89 and 30 days: 50% refund
  • Cancellation between 29 and 14 days: 25% refund
  • Less than 13 days to the event: no refund will be applicable

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