The only aqueduct in Macedonia, it is one of the 3 largest and best-preserved aqueducts in the former Yugoslavia. (The others are near Split in Croatia and the Bar aqueduct in Montenegro.)
According to my Bradt Macedonia Travel Guide the exact origin is unknown. "Some sources say it dates back to the 1st century AD Roman times when it brought water 9K from Lavorec to Skupi. Others say it was built by Justinian I when he rebuilt Skupi after the earthquake of 518. Still others say the Ottoman lord Isa Bey built it in the 16th century to supply the many amams, such as Cifte, Gurciler, and Daut Pasha Hamam. When the English traveler Dr. Edward Brown wrote about it on a 1673 visit, he counted around 200 arches."
(There are 55 arches today.)
|I was blown away by the aqueduct|