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This visit was because we had a walking tour
Around the aqueducts there are a lot of things to do
There is road right next to this aqueduct to eat local food , by local ingredients and enjoy a nice cup of black tea
The aqueduct was once the most important means of bringing water to to a number of important buildings in the sixth century. These included the Cistern, the Ahilleus Bath and the royal palaces, gardens were also watered from it. The first Ottoman sultan Mehmet II,...More
My wife and I visited the Aqueduct of Valens (Bozdoğan Kemeri), during a 5-day visit to Istanbul. The 800-metre-long aqueduct dates from the Byzantine period (fourth century) and is in remarkably good condition. It straddles a main road and is best viewed from either of...More
An amazing achievement that it still stands over 1500 years after it was built. Difficult to get a true appreciation without a drone or helicopter flight and if you want to get close, be prepared to dodge at least six lanes of traffic.
I wouldn't call it a must-see in Istanbul, unless of course you are an aqueduct aficionado ;-)
It's OLD and it's WELL-preserved. Most cities in the world would have torn it down to allow wider lanes for the busy road that crosses under the aqueduct....More
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
the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.