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Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
 

Aqueduct

 
 
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Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 27, 2021
1. Aqueduct Marker
Inscription.  

Acueducto
El acueducto de Morelia es una obra hidráulica de extraordinario valor arquitectónico, cuya carga histórica y social sólo es superada por la Catedral de la Ciudad. Aún a principios del siglo XX cumplió con su función de abastecer de agua a la población, a través de una red de atarjea que superaba los 6.8 kilómetros de los que aún existe testimonio y 10 kilómetros aproximadamente hasta los manantiales de San Miguel del Monte, ubicados al sureste de la Ciudad.

El periodo de construcción de esta monumental obra se sitúa entre 1785 y 1789, gracias al financiamiento del obispo Fray Antonio de San Miguel. El monumento fue construido como el resto de las obras de la Ciudad con cantera rosa. Los pilares, los arcos y el canal o atarjea son de sillares de cantería. Los 253 arcos visibles son de medio punto, no presentan molduras, varian en su diametro y se extienden por cerca de 1,800 metros.

English:
Aqueduct
Even at the beginning of the 20th century fulfilled its function of supplying water to the population, through a network of sewage pipe had exceeded
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the 6.8 kilometers of which there is testimony, and 10 km approximately to the springs of San Miguel de el Monte, located to the southeast of the city.

The construction period of this monumental work is situated between 1785 and 1789, thanks to the financing of the bishop Fray Antonio de San Miguel. The monument was built like the rest of the works of the city, with pink quarry. The pillars, the arches and the sewage pipe are on ashlar. The 253 visible arches are semicircular, have no moldings, vary in diameter and extend for about 1,800 meters.
 
Erected by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Morelia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 19° 42.151′ N, 101° 10.912′ W. Marker is in Morelia, Michoacán. Marker is at the intersection of Route 15 and Gertrudis Bocanegra, on the right when traveling west on Route 15. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morelia MIC 58000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fray Antonio de San Miguel Road (a few steps from this marker); Isaac Arriaga (within shouting distance of this marker); The Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Friar Antonio de San Miguel (within shouting distance of
Aqueduct Marker English text image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 27, 2021
2. Aqueduct Marker English text
this marker); The Alley of the Romance (within shouting distance of this marker); Heroes of '47 Garden (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Manuel Villalongin (about 150 meters away); Heroes of 1847 Garden (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morelia.
 
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Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 27, 2021
3. Aqueduct and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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