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Kamares Aqueduct, Larnaka City

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Kamares Aqueduct, also known as the Bekir Pasha Aqueduct, is an aqueduct located in Larnaca, Cyprus. It was built in 1747. It is "most prominent" water supply ever built in Cyprus, says Tassos Mikropoulos.It is located outside Larnaca, near the old road to Limassol. A part of it is illuminated at night.HistoryIt was built in 1747, financed by Ebubekir Pasha (also known as Koca Bekir Pasha or Abu Bakr Pasha) who was the Ottoman Governor of Larnaca. The aqueduct was in operation until 1939 and consists of 75 arches.ConstructionThe 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 the most important monument constructed during the Ottoman period in Cyprus. In 1754, Alexander Drummond noted that:Bibliography......
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  • We came here on our little tour of the city. A quick stop for three or four photos. It is highly commendable that one obtains such old buildings - witnesses of history -. If one is clearly at the time such impressive buildings were planned and implemented by any means, it can be only impressed.
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  • It's on the main road from the highway, so it's easily accessible. Or you can just take a couple of pictures from a road. As far as aqueducts go, this one is a bit on the smaller side. 
  • It makes no sense to specifically go looking at aqueduct because many tourist routes pass by him, and when you go somewhere on the trip, the driver it will slow down, and you have enough time to consider it. Or you can go to the bus tour to Larnaca (City Bus Tour), it also includes a visit to aqueduct.
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