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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 view in the middle of Fatih

If you are on your way to Fatih Mosque it is impossible to miss the very long aqueduct right in the middle of normal traffic. It is really unique and interesting, don't miss it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you are on your way to Fatih Mosque it is impossible to miss the very long aqueduct right in the middle of normal traffic. It is really unique and interesting, don't miss it when you are in the region.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The aqueduct is truly an interesting sight to behold. It is very long and what makes it unique is the way the road cuts through the openings. However, the neighborhood behind the aqueduct is like stepping into a different world. It is rarely visited by tourists and there is almost no English (which is a plus!) Some of the locals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It's old, it's huge, it's long. You really cannot not bump into it when walking around in Fatih. I liked especially it being part of everyday life there. Just in the middle of everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Its only a few steps away from the hotel i had Been ( Abisso..) and its nice to see for only about 1hour, its close to the city hall, another few steps, nice modern part of the city, which has a nice view across...you can see the sea and all the city,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

These aqueducts stick out like a sore thumb, but are good as a reference point if you get a little turned around. They are rather well maintained considering they go into a residential community and have a few roads going through their archways. There are a few lovely parks near them and it is worth a couple pictures and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We made a stop here on our return from Chora museum. Worthwhile stop to see another sliver of history and walk around the park.

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Mouscron
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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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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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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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Address: Address: near Ataturk Av. and Sahsade mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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