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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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  • One of the free sights in larnaca.. not a lot to see but any engineer will love it. You can park the car and take the walk down around the salt lake from there as well.. it is flood lit at night which...  read more »
  • First passed by this building, then looking on the Internet the reviews decided to visit. Were at sunset, a good catcher. Specifically go hiring taxi makes no sense. Baby liked it))
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  • Who has a fondness for special achievements during the respective period in this special place, is the also the aqueduct from the 18th century worth a look. It bridged more than 6 km and looks impressive.
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