Top Beautiful Fountains & Cisterns in Istanbul

Here, you can find information about the historical and beautiful fountains and cisterns of Istanbul that you won’t want to miss on your Istanbul visit.


Fountains

1. Fountain of Sultan Ahmet III in Sultanahmet

Top Beautiful Fountains & Cisterns in Istanbul

Located in front of the Topkapi Palace Imperial Gate, it is a very beautiful baroque style fountain that was built in 1728. Location Map

2. German Fountain in Sultanahmet

Top Beautiful Fountains & Cisterns in Istanbul

Located in between the Sultanahmet Square and the Blue Mosque, the German Foutain, also known as “Fountain of Kaiser Wilhelm II”, is a very beautiful fountain with that has great architecture with columns and a beautiful dome. Location Map

3. Tophane Fountain in Tophane

Top Beautiful Fountains & Cisterns in Istanbul


The Tophane Fountain is a beautiful baroque style one located between Kilic Ali Pasa and Nusretiye Mosques in Tophane, near Galata and Karakoy. It was built in 1732 by Sultan Mahmut I. also has a great architecture with marble walls ornamented with flowers. Location Map

4. Fountain of Sultan Ahmet III in Uskudar

Top Beautiful Fountains & Cisterns in Istanbul

The Fountain of Sultan Ahmet III is a beautiful historical one that was built in 1728. Four sides of the fountain are all decorated with poems, some of which belong to Sultan Ahmed III. Location Map

Cisterns

1. Basilica Cistern in Sultanahmet

Top Beautiful Fountains & Cisterns in Istanbul

One of the most impressive and mystical buildings in Istanbul, the cistern is a very quiet and peaceful place conveyed by the columns through impressive arches. The columns, including the legendary Medusa Heads, were compiled from the ancient structures and sculpted of several kinds of marbles. Continue reading…

2. Bozdogan (Valens) Aqueduct in Vefa

Top Beautiful Fountains & Cisterns in Istanbul

The Bozdogan Aqueduct, a kilometer long aqueduct that was built in 375 by the Roman Emperor Valen, forms a very beautiful prominent landscape of the region. It was used to carry water to the city. Location Map