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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 3 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.

2  Thank BTS1972
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
Reviewed 17 September 2016

İstanbul'un en eski su kemeri olan Bozdoğan Kemeri 19. yüzyıl sonlarına kadar kente su taşımayı sürdürmüştür. / Valens Aqueduct, which is the oldest aqueduct in Istanbul, continued to supply water for the city until the end of the 19th century.

Thank ZuleyhaTULAY
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had been walking around Istanbul for a few days and had not been to this section. We noticed it highlighted on a map so we thought we would go for a walk as my husband wanted see it as we don't have these in...More

Thank 792Carol_H
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Some 1600 yeras ago this was a Roman aqueduct, a masterpiece of the Roman engineering. Originally it was 250 km long to carry water. Today this is only a part on two leveles remained, but it is stil very impressive.

1  Thank 545medva
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This stones and brick Valens Aqeduct (Bozdogan Kemeri) was built over 1,648 years ago by the Roman emperor Valens in 368AD. It was completed 169 years before the iconic Hagia Sophia (537AD) by Justinian I. The aqueduct supplied water to the city of Constantinople (present...More

1  Thank mistry5
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Out of the way but easy to find is this 4th century marvel of Roman engineering. It is located close to a quaint little food market and a pleasant park. Although we were told we could walk on top of the 30 m high structure,...More

Thank John H
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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