Queretaro Aqueduct

The aqueduct of Querétaro, is a monumental building currently of 74 arches that reach an average height of 28.5 m and a length of 1298 m. This accommodation is the one of the City of Querétaro and one of the biggest of Mexico. 


Although people consider synonyms “the arches” and “the aqueduct”, the arches are only the visible and spectacular part of a long aqueduct, hidden and unknown channel. 

It is due to the benefactor of Queretaro Juan Antonio de Urrutia and Arana, Marquess of the Villa del Villar del Águila, who had it built between 1726 and 1735 to satisfy a request of the nuns capuchinas and to carry water until the city.