Journey to Justinian's Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. The cistern, located 500 feet southwest of the Hagia Sophia, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. Its name derives from a large public square on the First Hill of Constantinople, the Stoa Basilica, beneath which it was originally constructed. The cistern is an underground chamber approximately 453 ft by 212 ft in area supported by a forest of 336 marble columns, each 30 ft high, arranged in 12 rows of 28 columns, spaced 16 ft apart. Once lost to memory, it was rediscovered by Petrus Gyllius, who noticed that local people got their water by lowering buckets through holes in the floors of their houses.
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
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What's a honeymoon registry?
Wanderable is a new and unique honeymoon registry that allows wedding guests to gift
meaningful and memorable experiences to a newlywed couple.
Similar to a traditional registry where the couple registers for gifts,
couples will create a Wanderable registry website where guests can choose a thoughtful
experience to give based on their unique relationship with the couple.
Couples who choose Wanderable want a beautiful experience to help begin their journey together.
A marriage is about the experience of life and the journey you are just beginning together.
Wanderable believes that this is at the core of marriage. And the only way to help a
couple celebrate this is to provide a meaningful wedding gift of one of the first experiences
of this journey together.
Wanderable helps couples get started on their journey by providing a unique way for
guests to give more than a thing, but a gift of a new life experience the couple can share.
We believe that experiences can be made into memorable gifts, that feel as real as receiving
any other gift you can unwrap.