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The Aqueduct,

Nicosia, South Cyprus

Part of the aqueduct supplying gthe walled city of Nicosia with water
The Walled City Aqueduct

This aqueduct can be found close to the Podocatro Bastion, across the road from the Liberty Monument.

Built in the 18th century, the ancient Aqueduct was part of the old water supply system of Nicosia which brought water from the mountains north of the city.  A stone-built arched construction, it ran from Kyrenia Gate in the north, to Famagusta Gate in the east, and supplied water to several fountains in the inner quarters of the city. This section of the aqueduct was known as the Silihtar Aqueduct, after the Ottoman governor of the time.

During the demolition of a private building, eleven arches of this old aqueduct were revealed, hidden within the structure of an adjoining newer construction. The arches showed signs of extensive decay.

A Nicosia Master Plan project was implemented, which included the restoration of the monument and the redesign. of the surrounding area encompassing irrigation and drainage systems and the improvement of walkways and passages in the vicinity.

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