The biggest and the best tanks in the city. a huge underground room that evokes the interior of a church. The Byzantains also called the Tank - Basilica. Built under Constantine (fourth century) and enlarged by the Emperor Justinian (532). This large tank supplied water to the Imperial Palace. It measures 143 meters long and 70 m wide. vaults are supported by 336 columns divided into 12 rows by 28 columns. The capitals of the columns are Ionic and Corinthian style. The tank is surrounded by a thick wall of 4 feet in plaster and bricks with a special mortar to isolate the water.
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