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Los Arcos (Querétaro's Aqueduct)

Querétaro

An unmistakable sign that you have arrived in the city of Querétaro is the Aqueduct, also known as Los Arcos. This construction, which dates back to 1726, is located right alongside the city’s Historical Center.

In total, the aqueduct is 4,199 feet long; it is divided into 74 original arches and one which was later added by the engineer Salvador Álvarez. It measures 92 feet at its highest point.

The aqueduct was built due to a request made by the Capuchin nuns to the Marques de la Villa del Villar del Águila, Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, in their aim to bring clean water to the city. The first stone was laid in 1726, but it was not until 1738 that the aqueduct brought drinking water to the Virgen del Pilar, located in the Plazuela de la Cruz.

Don’t miss out on a nighttime stroll along Los Arcos to observe the peculiar lighting and its fantastic view.

An unmistakable sign that you have arrived in the city of Querétaro is the Aqueduct, also known as Los Arcos. This construction, which dates back to 1726, is located right alongside the city’s Historical Center.

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In total, the aqueduct is 4,199 feet long; it is divided into 74 original arches and one which was later added by the engineer Salvador Álvarez. It measures 92 feet at its highest point.

The aqueduct was built due to a request made by the Capuchin nuns to the Marques de la Villa del Villar del Águila, Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, in their aim to bring clean water to the city. The first stone was laid in 1726, but it was not until 1738 that the aqueduct brought drinking water to the Virgen del Pilar, located in the Plazuela de la Cruz.

Don’t miss out on a nighttime stroll along Los Arcos to observe the peculiar lighting and its fantastic view.

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