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Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri)

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Address: near Ataturk Av. and Sahsade mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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Nice architectural and engineering landmark

A bit lost in the city on the Ataturk Boulevard. We went from the Süleymaniye Mosque to the Aqueduct by walking the shortest path. The vicinity of on that path looks poor and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A bit lost in the city on the Ataturk Boulevard. We went from the Süleymaniye Mosque to the Aqueduct by walking the shortest path. The vicinity of on that path looks poor and not always; the impression we had was that it was not so secure. Besides that the aqueduct is a nice architectural and engineering landmark... that could deserve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great example of a Roman Aqueduct built by the Emperor Valens. It is well preserved and was still in use by the Ottomans. It has a main road running through its arches today. It makes you wonder about all the changes that have gone on in Istanbul in the 1200 years since the aqueduct was built. A fantastic piece... More 

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BEDFORD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

An interesting site and probably not that often visited. A little off the beaten track but take in the university and mosques on the way. Interesting information boards and worth a visit if you've done everything else.

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

One of the most interesting spots in Istanbul, given that it is one of the not so many left in order to remind and appreciate the Roman origin of Istanbul. Definetely worth to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Valens Aqueduct served as a part of Istanbul’s huge water supply system during Byzantine and Ottoman times. Aqueduct link third and fourth hills of Istanbul and carried water from different sources to cisterns located around Imperial Palace in Seraglio. It was constructed in 368 AD during the reign of Emperor Valens. It is a bit off the beaten tourist path... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a beautifully preserved Roman aqueduct which is a little out of the central area. We happened upon it and were amazed to see it. You can imagine how it was used during ancient times and see today how traffic flows freely under it.

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Jackson, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Completed by Roman Emperor Valens in the late 4th century AD, the Valens Aqueduct is a little out of the way, but if you are wandering around Istanbul, worth checking out. It's another historic part of the ancient history of this magnificent city.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

The Valens Aqueductis a Roman aqueduct which was the major water providing system to istanbul. It was completed by Roman Emperor Valens in the late 4th century AD. It's now one of the important landmarks of istanbul city. It's not accessible now from the top but you can watch it from the street. In some parts of the Aqueduct, there... More 

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Adana, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've seen many aquaducts while living in Turkey, and this one takes the cake. Not only for it's immense size and well preservation that all it's arches are still intact, but the fact that a modern day busy freeway flows right through it's arches is astonishing to me. It's a crazy blend of Antiquity meets contemporary! A must see sight... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There isn't much I can say about this, I happened upon it by mistake :P I was walking to the grand Bazar after finishing my sightseeing at Faih mosque and I saw it on my way and I thought it was worth taking a picture near, the structure is so lovely I liked it, but my friends didn't wanna stop... More 

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