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Aqueduct

Morelia

Strolling through the streets of downtown Morelia, it won't be hard to see the popular aqueduct with a Roman twist which appears on Mexican 50 pesos bills. It was built with pink stones and with a height of up to eight meters (26.2 ft) in its highest part. It looks as if its 253 arches jump along the 1,700 meters (5577ft) of the east side of the city.

Delight in this iconic-late 18th century building, one of the few that keeps most of its original structure. This was the result after several attempts to build an aqueduct strong enough to withstand the passage of time.

It wasn’t until 1785 that Fray Antonio de San Miguel, who also sought to generate sources of employment for the indigenous inhabitants of the area, achieved the task with this construction that supplied drinking water to the city from the Manantiales del Rincón (spring water) through a box of clay piping to 30 fountains and 150 private water containers.

If you are a night walks lover, you can observe the splendor of this colonial building fully illuminated, giving it a splendid elegance touch that makes it perfect for that postcard photography.

Strolling through the streets of downtown Morelia, it won't be hard to see the popular aqueduct with a Roman twist which appears on Mexican 50 pesos bills. It was built with pink stones and with a height of up to eight meters (26.2 ft) in its highest part. It looks as if its 253 arches jump along the 1,700 meters (5577ft) of the east side of the city.

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Delight in this iconic-late 18th century building, one of the few that keeps most of its original structure. This was the result after several attempts to build an aqueduct strong enough to withstand the passage of time.

It wasn’t until 1785 that Fray Antonio de San Miguel, who also sought to generate sources of employment for the indigenous inhabitants of the area, achieved the task with this construction that supplied drinking water to the city from the Manantiales del Rincón (spring water) through a box of clay piping to 30 fountains and 150 private water containers.

If you are a night walks lover, you can observe the splendor of this colonial building fully illuminated, giving it a splendid elegance touch that makes it perfect for that postcard photography.

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