Topuzlu Bendi

Topuzlu Bendi

Topuzlu Bendi, Belgrade Forest, Bahçeköy, İstanbul. This small dam was built in 1750 to supply İstanbul with fresh water.

During the reign of Sultan Mahmud I (1730-1754), a new aqueduct system known as Taksim supplied Pera (Galata) with water. It consisted of three dams, Valide Bendi (1750), Topuzlu Bendi (1750), and Sultan Mahmut Bendi (1839), along with two aqueducts, the Sultan Mahmut Kemeri and Bahçeköy Kemeri. Taksim Square is named after the Taksim Maksemi, its water distribution chamber is located there (“taksim” is Turkish for “distribution”).

Topuzlu Bendi, Belgrade Forest, Bahçeköy, İstanbul. It was in 1750 to supply İstanbul with fresh water, during the reign of Sultan Mahmud I (1730-1754).

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