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

Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana

 
 
Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 26, 2016
1. Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker
Inscription.
El Honorable Ayuntamiento honra la memoria y reconoce la obra del ilustre Ayales Don Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, Marque de la Villa del Villar del Aguila, quien lego gran parte de su caudal para beneficiar a esta noble ciudad con el agua potable, el monumental acueducto, las fuentes y los puentes que la ornamentan, y al declararlo como queretano ilustre coloca esta estatua que se encontraba al termino del acueductos para que luzca con mayor esplendor en este panteon, donde pueblo y gobierno están colocando a sus mujeres y hombres mas preclaros.
H. Ayuntamiento de Queretaro
1991-1994
Queretaro, Qro., Septiembre de 1994

English translation:
The Honorable City Council honors the memory and recognizes the work of the illustrious son of Ayala, Spain, Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, Marquis of the Villa del Villar del Águila, who dedicated much of his income for the benefit of this noble city with projects related to drinking water, such as the monumental aqueduct and the fountains and bridges that decorate it. He is declared as an illustrious son of Querétaro, and this statue that once was at the end of the aqueduct is placed here so that it can be appreciated in this cemetery, where the people and the government place their prominent women and men.
Honorable City Council of Querétaro, 1991-1994
Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 26, 2016
2. Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Marker
Note the statue mentioned in the marker text.

Querétaro, Querétaro, September 1994

 
Erected 1994 by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Querétaro 1991-1994.
 
Location. 20° 35.551′ N, 100° 22.812′ 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. Touch for map. The marker and statue are on the grounds of the Cemetery of the Illustrious of Querétaro (Panteón de los Queretanos Ilustres). Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76020, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Octavio S. Mondragón Guerra (here, next to this marker); Valentin F. Frías (a few steps from this marker); German Patiño (a few steps from this marker); General José María Arteaga Magallanes (within shouting distance of this marker); Epigmenio González (within shouting distance of this marker); Félix Osores y Sotomayor (within shouting distance of this marker); Ignacio Pérez (within shouting distance of this marker); Josefa Vergara y Hernández (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
The Aqueduct built by Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2016
3. The Aqueduct built by Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana
The Aqueduct is a major symbol of the city of Querétaro.
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
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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