Hubby and I went to see Inferno last night. Inferno is the fourth book in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon Series. The movie was shot in various places, but the climax happens in “the sunken palace”.
I read the novel before our trip to Turkey back in 2014, and I made sure the sunken palace, Yerebatan Sarayi was part of our itinerary.
It’s a fascinating structure. It was built in the 6th century. It served as a basilica, then a cistern that provided a water filtration system for the Great Palace of Constinople, the Topkapi Palace after the Ottoman conquest of 1453. Now, it’s a popular tourist attraction.
I have forgotten details in the book, so it was fun connecting with Inferno, and at the same time reminiscing about our trip to Istanbul. It was one of the best trips we did.