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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  • We visited the aqueduct as part of the city tour. Parts of it still remain in quite good condition. Not worth coming out just to see it though!  more »
  • Considered to be the main attraction. Perfectly visible from the road. But better of course specially to go, for example, taking the bikes to rent. Just to see and a Salt Lake with flamingos, which arrive in December and tusjat on the Lake in January.
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  • Wandered here randomly walking along Salina in search of flamingos, nothing special, just a piece of the old walls, if were you can see nearby, but specially to go makes no sense, I think.
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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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