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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is currently under restoration so you can only admire the structure from below. It is truly a magnificent sight as are all Roman aqueduct. Visit the Suleymaniye Mosque and then walk down to the aqueduct, take a few pictures and move on to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

Lisbon has an aquaduct that (at least 25 years ago) still carries water. This one would be as old but I don't think it has been used for a long time. Its good they haven't torn it down to be replaced by "modern buildings". This...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

1500 year old Valen aquaduct built during Roman times is a wonder! Atatürk Boulevard runs right through the arches. We took a taxi here at night to see it lit up, its amazing!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed June 10, 2019

The Valens Aqueduct (or Bozdoğan Kemeri, meaning "Aqueduct of the grey falcon") is a Roman aqueduct which provided most of the water to Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman empire. It was completed by Roman Emperor Valens in the late fourth century AD and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

You can walk to this place from the Old City, only some minutes walk from Suleymanie Mosque. Need to cross the road with heavy traffic, but there is a crosswalk. The erea around this aquaduct is a beautiful park full of greenery. Just a good...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Beautiful view . very busy area... los o commerce way to the great bazar... Passed several times while going to different areas. A good reference poin>

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Jesus V
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Known as the Valens Aqueduct is a Roman aqueduct scattered around the old city of Istanbul, however some of them are preserved with decent restaurants around to enkoy the view.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MFD_1980
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Some people wrote that it is off the beaten track but for us, it is very centrally located, a short bus ride from Taksim, Sishane or Aksaray or a 5-10 minute walk from the Vezneciler metro station, very close to the main municipality building. Dating...More

Date of experience: March 2019
4  Thank NesligulD
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Hard to get a good view of the aqueduct, in a state of ruins in some parts and couldn't find any access point - closed off.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceR641
Reviewed February 20, 2019

Well worth going to see as a historical remnant of the long-term vision the Romans had to create a permanent supply of fresh water for the city. We had read that you could climb up onto the aqueduct and walk its length - the views...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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