REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Kırıkkemer

BRIDGES, WATER ARCHES, CISTERNS,RESERVOIRS

Kırık Kemer - The Broken Aqueduct (Kovuk Kemer - The Hollow Aqueduct)

This İstanbul aqueduct was built on an old Roman aqueduct foundation by Mimar Sinan between 1554-1562. It’s an aqueduct that measures 35 m. in heigth and 408 m. in length. Its single storey part bears 12 fountainheads, whereas the  three storey main aqueduct has 4 in the first storey, 10 in the second and 21 in the third one. It’s known as the Broken Aqueduct because of the 90 degrees turn of direction in its entrance.