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Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri)

near Ataturk Av. and Sahsade mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
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near Ataturk Av. and Sahsade mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
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"fatih mosque"
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"impressive sight"
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"supply water"
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"istanbul traffic"
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"both sides"
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"park"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Aqueduct of Valens (Bozdoğan Kemeri), during a 5-day visit to Istanbul. The 800-metre-long aqueduct dates from the Byzantine period (fourth century) and is in remarkably good condition. It straddles a main road and is best viewed from either of...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing achievement that it still stands over 1500 years after it was built. Difficult to get a true appreciation without a drone or helicopter flight and if you want to get close, be prepared to dodge at least six lanes of traffic. Perhaps what...More

Thank Brendan K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't call it a must-see in Istanbul, unless of course you are an aqueduct aficionado ;-) It's OLD and it's WELL-preserved. Most cities in the world would have torn it down to allow wider lanes for the busy road that crosses under the aqueduct....More

Thank None of Y
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Structure still standing to date .Coming out of sehzade mosque on there is beautiful park from where one gets a good view of aqueducts

Thank Shehla2017
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I don’t know why it’s not advertised well . It blows my mind every time I see this engineering masterpiece.... It’s how water was distributed to the city back in time ... I’ve walked here twice last week on my ten day trip to Istanbul....More

Thank ATASERT
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This aqueduct was transporting water to "the cistern" near Hagia Sophia (2 must see landmarks). The area surrounding the remains of the aqueduct is a bizarre mix of old and decrepit buildings, shops, new office buildings... Watching the traffic rushing through the pillars of the...More

Thank Octav P
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

There is nothing to do there. While in the car, you can see part of the ancient wall and a canal or aqueduct nearby. It's good to take some photos only.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a decent nicely preserved aqueduct. While there is not much to do near the attraction, it does provide numerous photo-ops.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The remaining part of the main aqueduct of Byzantine times. You can see it best, while you travel around the city by taxi.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Built as part of a 200 mile system to supply water to the city, this is an impressive sight, with modern day roads running through it, there are good views from both sides and a nice park on the city side

Thank Andrew R
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