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“get on to the top, with the help of a local”

Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri)
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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“get on to the top, with the help of a local”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

for the health and safety conscious, viewing from ground level is best. However, for the adventurous, go down the hill and turn directly right and one of the local lads will offer you a chance to scale it (for a reasonable 5TL). You'll need decent trainers and a head for height. Take your camera, great views from the top.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Do walk on top of it for excellent view”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

It is of course very nice to see this old Valens aqueduct, almost 1800 years old. That goes without saying.
But the real experience is to climb the place and walk the whole piece for a fantastic view over Golden Horn and Sulemanie Mosque area.
Go to the park to the right of the Valens, and as you are facing the Golden horn, turn right after you have gone through the very right arch, into a small street. Walk approximately 100 metros down the street, then you will find a small arch that is standing out from the aqueduct that is possible to climb for most people up to 70 who are in normal physical condition. Once up you can walk to the other end, but there is no way down there, so the only way back is down the same way. For those who are able, one might climb down two trees on the other side, but you will know yourself if this is for you. Once you are coming down, gypsy kids or old men will be asking you for a few liras for "entrance fee", but that are friendly and also need some money to live, so why not give them a lire or two per person.

Visited April 2014
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Houston, Texas
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“Finally got to see”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Saw this last Monday waking up at 6 am to go to the site. I was finally glad I was able to see this attraction after hearing soo much about it.

Visited March 2014
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“Stop and see it!”
Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

We walked back from the Chora Church. Walked right by this and I knew (being a huge history nerd) that it was a Roman aqueduct! I was stunned. I looked it up when we returned and realized I was correct.

Beautiful engineering and architecture. Worth a minute or two of your time to see it!

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“A lot of gypsy”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Building very impressing, but there are a lot of dangerous people around in the night. They are fighting, yelling and presecuting.

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