Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Fountain of Santo Domingo
Se construyó en el siglo XVIII para abastecer de agua limpia a los frailes del convento de Santo Domingo y a los habitantes del mismo barrio. Fabricada con cantera rosa, cuenta con dos arcos de medio punto y una bóveda de arista. Construcciones como esta, distribuidas en espacios públicos y privados de la ciudad, eran llamadas “cajas de agua” por su estructura rectangular.
Fountain of Santo Domingo
Constructed in the 18th century to supply the residents of the neighborhood with clean water, including the friars of the convent of Santo Domingo. It is made of pink cantera (a type of rock native to Mexico) and has two round arches and a ribbed vault. Fountains like this one, distributed throughout the city, in both public and private spaces, were called cajas de agua (literally "water boxes") for their rectangular structure.
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features.
Location. 20° 35.391′ N, 100° 23.754′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Calle Pino Suárez just from Calle Melchor Ocampo, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Convent and Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Chapel of the Holy Spirit (about 150 meters away); Benito Juárez in Querétaro (about 150 meters away); Temple of San Felipe Neri (about 150 meters away); Royal College and Convent of Santa Rosa de Viterbo (about 180 meters away); General José María Arteaga Magallanes (about 180 meters away); Ezequiel Montes Ledesma (about 180 meters away); Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 2. submitted on October 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 5. submitted on October 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.