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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Aqueduct

 
 
Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
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.

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 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
Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
of 5.85 m and a maximum height of 28.5 m.
 
Location. 20° 35.929′ N, 100° 22.17′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Calzada los Arcos just south of Calle Villa los Arcos, in the median. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. James the Pilgrim (within shouting distance of this marker); El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (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); Ignacio Mariano de las Casas (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Octavio S. Mondragón Guerra (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
The Aqueduct of Querétaro image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2016
4. The Aqueduct of Querétaro
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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