Kamares Aqueduct, Larnaca

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Kamares Aqueduct, also known as the Bekir Pasha Aqueduct, is an aqueduct near Larnaca, Cyprus. Located outside the city, near the old road to Limassol, it was built starting in 1747. Tassos Mikropoulos has described it as the most prominent water supply built in Cyprus.HistoryThe aqueduct was financed by Ebubekir Pasha (also known as Koca Bekir Pasha or Abu Bakr Pasha) who was the Ottoman Governor of Larnaca. The structure was in operation until 1939 and consists of 75 arches.The construction of the aqueduct commenced in 1747 and was completed in 1750, costing a total of 50,000 qirsh which was paid by Ebubekir Pasha. Foreign travellers have often counted it as one of the most important monument constructed during the Ottoman period in Cyprus. In 1754, Alexander Drummond noted that:Bibliography......
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  • there's not very much to see here, just a bit of ancient architecture.We walked from our hotel it was about 5 km  more »
  • An amazing historical building, which fit into the city limits. Which also suffered a bit. At the aqueduct has a football school where guys involved in football next to such a beauty.
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  • Is a majestic monument with round arches, located a short distance from the Centre of Larnaca on the road towards Limassol-can you remember a little Roman style of those we have seen in many places, the story teaches. In this country where the lack of water has felt very is very useful and thought that it was not used until 1939. Joseph Camerano.
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  • Great! If you need to see, smell and touch a piece of history technology.
  • Looks great but could do with information about it, we read up in the guide book so knew a little history.
  • A great historical landmark. It was nice to walk on top of it.
  • Could easily have been a 5 star birding spot. But as on the rest of Cyprus. Garbage everywhere and the whole area looks like a construction site, as everywhere else on Cyprus
  • Wonderful ... 30km around the salt lake makes the job
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