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 aqueduct makes imagining how the area looked in byzantine or roman times difficult, but if you stop in one of the taverns where locals eat you can get a feel of how this "mahala" looked like 100 years or so. From the aqueduct you can descent towards the bridge and there make a left towards the Misir bazaar (Spice Bazaar) - the old and dirty neighborhood is so run-down that it will probably be replaced soon with modern lofts - but has a certain charm.
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