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Santiago de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
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Aqueduct

 
 
Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2016
1. Aqueduct Marker
Inscription.  
Acueducto
Esta monumental obra hidráulica, distintiva de Querétaro, fue construida entre 1726 y 1735, cuando comenzó el reparto de agua en la Caja de la Cruz. Es una muestra del talento y creatividad de Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, Marqués de la Villa del Villar del Águila, quien costeó la mayor parte de la obra.

El Acueducto conducía el líquido vital desde los manantiales de La Cañada al Convento de la Cruz, salvando el valle de Carretas mediante 74 arcos de medio punto, edificados en mampostería de cal y canto sustentados en pilares de 20 metros de cuadro en base, 18 metros de profundidad en cimientos, arcos de 5.85 metros de radio y altura máxima de 28.5 metros.

English:
Aqueduct
This monumental aqueduct, the distinguishing feature of Queretaro, was constructed between 1726 and 1735 when it began bringing water into the city. It is a demonstration of the talent and creativity of artisans as well as the generosity of Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana who underwrote the greater part of the cost of the work.

The aqueduct brings the vital liquid
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from the springs of La Cañada to the Convent of La Cruz protecting the valley of Carretas. The structure consists of 74 concrete and stone arches, which are 20 square meters at the base, 18 deep at the foundation, arches with a radius of 5.85 m and a maximum height of 28.5 m.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkColonial EraMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1726.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 20° 35.929′ N, 100° 22.17′ W. Marker was in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Marker was on Calzada de los Arcos just south of Calle Villa los Arcos, in the median. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: Calzada de los Arcos 171, Santiago de Querétaro QUE 76024, Mexico.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. St. James the Pilgrim (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ahuehuete of the Querétaro River (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Our Lady of Montserrat (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2016
2. Aqueduct Marker
The marker is seen here to the left, looking south along Calzada de los Arcos. This is the direction that water would travel into the city of Querétaro.
(approx. 1.3 kilometers away); The Aqueduct of Querétaro (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Ignacio Pérez (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Epigmenio González (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); In Honor of the Workers of Hércules (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2016
3. Aqueduct Marker
The marker is to the left of an original water tank near this portion of the aqueduct.
Aqueduct Marker has been removed image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 6, 2018
4. Aqueduct Marker has been removed
The marker has been removed from the area east of the aqueduct.
The Aqueduct of Querétaro image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2016
5. The Aqueduct of Querétaro
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   4. submitted on September 15, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5. submitted on December 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Sep. 30, 2023