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Rising grandly over Atatürk Bulvari’s busy traffic, Valens Aqueduct is one of the most distinctive landmarks of Istanbul, Turkey. Constructed in AD 378, the monument was commissioned by the famous Emperor Valens.
It was part of a comprehensive system that sourced water from the northern city and linked over 250 km of water channels, 30 bridges and more than 100 cisterns within the walls of the city. It is considered as one of the biggest hydraulic engineering achievements of the old times.
Today it is counted among one of the most prominent landmarks of the city of Istanbul and remains a must-see for the tourists.