16.05.2012 - 16.05.2012
Today we visited the amazing Basilica Cistern, built in the sixth century, its dome supported by 336 marble pillars, with an underground cistern capable of holding 100,000 tons of water. Then we walked through a beautiful, huge park (photos), in which was, among other things, a very interesting Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam. It had replicas of ancient instruments relating to astronomy, medicine, time measurement, and many other fascinating things. There is no doubt there were some very brilliant people much earlier in the history of the world! Lunch was in the park overlooking the river (photo). The day ended with an outstanding meal just around the corner from our hotel (#2 of 898 restaurants listed in TripAdvisor). We'lll have to go there again before we leave!