The aqueduct was built during the Roman period, for the city of Byzantium by the Emperor Hadrianus. The aqueduct was a part of the main water reservoir system of the Eastern Roman capital of Constintenople. It was finalized by the Roman Emperor Valens at the end of the 4th century. The Byzenites and later the Ottomans continued to use the aqueduct, and is one of a few symbols of Istanbul.
The view of the main street, as it spread between the big ancient aqueduct columns, is very impressive. It is nice to see the aqueduct ruins, a built-up section of Atatürk Boulevard, which crosses Sarachane Park.