Completion of Conservation works at the Aqueduct in Lefke/Lefka

February 21, 2024

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH), has completed the conservation works at the Aqueduct in Lefke/Lefkawithin the framework of the “Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus”, a project funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

The Venetian Aqueduct was a vital component of the area’s water system and a testament to Ottoman-era grain production. The aqueduct served not only as a conduit for water, but also as a flourmill, as documented in historical texts. The aqueduct’s pointed arch, crafted in the distinguished Gothic architectural style, reflects the stylistic preference and construction techniques of Lusignan-Venetian masons.

The conservation works have breathed new life into the aqueduct, ensuring its preservation for generations to come. The works included the removal and treatment of encroaching vegetation, meticulous cleaning of weathered stones, and the replacement of heavily decayed and missing stones. Additionally, the arch was carefully dismantled and rebuilt. Every aspect of the restoration process was conducted with utmost care and respect for the aqueduct's rich history. 


As a result of these comprehensive restoration efforts, the aqueduct now stands alongside its water channel and drop tower, symbolizing our commitment to preserving the rich cultural heritage in Cyprus.