Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana
H. Ayuntamiento de Queretaro
Queretaro, Qro., Septiembre de 1994
Honorable City Council of Querétaro, 1991-1994
Querétaro, Querétaro, September 1994
Erected 1994 by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Querétaro 1991-1994.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 20° 35.555′ N, 100° 22.815′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Calle Ejército Republicano and Calle la Estrella. The marker and statue are on the grounds of the Cemetery of the Illustrious of Querétaro (Panteón de los Queretanos Ilustres). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76020, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Octavio S. Mondragón Guerra (here, next to this marker); Valentín F. Frías (a few steps from this marker); German Patiño (a few steps from this marker); José Guadalupe Velázquez Pedraza (within shouting distance of this marker); Agustín Rivera Ugalde (within shouting distance of this marker); Esperanza Cabrera de HinojosaAgapito Pozo Balbas (within shouting distance of this marker); Fernando Espinosa Gutiérrez (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
Regarding Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana. Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, Marquis de la Villa del Villar del Aguila, was a rich and powerful nobleman and patron of the arts in 18th-century Querétaro, in the Viceroyalty of New Spain (Colonial Mexico). He built and paid from his own money the Aqueduct to bring water from the springs in "La Cañada" (the Ravine) to the city of Querétaro, which includes the 74-arch aqueduct, now a landmark. He is considered the main benefactor of the town. Adapted from Wikipedia
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 166 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.