"Aqueduct of Valens" Aqueduct of Valens - Bozdogan Kemeri Tip by Hopkid

 
 

This impressive structure was part of an aqueduct that brought water from an area north of Istanbul to a cistern that was located at what is now Beyazit Square. Thought to have been built by the Emperor Valens in the 4th century A.D. it remained in use as a water transport system until the 19th century when it ware replaced by a modern distribution system. The structure, which today towers over Ataturk Bulvan which goes through its openings, was built over a natural valley in order to preserve the hydraulic flow of this water transport system. It is in extremely good condition having been renovated and restored many times during its life. it is quite an interesting structure and among the most distinctive of Istanbul's many landmarks.

Address: Ataturk Bulvan north of Sehzadebasi Caddesi
Directions: Best viewed from Sehzadebasi Caddesi where Ataturk Bulvan divides Sarachane and Fatih Amiti Parks

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  • Written Apr 20, 2008
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