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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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  • If you use the car I almost sure that I wouldn't miss it during the trip. It's a place there you can make a couple of photos. By the way here starts the route to the salt lake.  more »
  • Always amazing to see the sophistication of such aqueducts - public works solutions for ancient times! But there is little interpretative information at the site and not much around it, so best to be ...  more »
  • It is quite Long and worth seeing the site. Build in 18 th century worth a visit. The site is free of charge  more »
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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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