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Kamares Aqueduct, Larnaka City

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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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  • It is just a piece of the aquaduct all that remain after the passing of years, you can take a couple of picture. We were during the day. It is a apiece of arhitecture that stand the passing of time  more »
  • we drove pass a couple of times. very impressive, long and intact. a pity it does not get more attention  more »
  • We traveled by car in the direction of Limassol, the aqueduct is perfectly visible from the road. well preserved, can be sebjaknut'sja and go further
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  • lovely part of history. great walks and photos.
  • A test of endurance over time
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  • The necessary information. The historical background.
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