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Old May 28th, 2015, 08:36 AM   #1
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Aqueducts of colonial Mexico

Querétaro Aqueduct - Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
102-0228_IMG.JPG by Raman Gupta, on Flickr

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The most prominent feature of the city is its enormous aqueduct, consisting of seventy five arches, each twenty meters wide with a total extension of 1,280 meters and an average height of twenty three meters. It was built by the Marquis Juan Antonio de la Urrutia y Arana between 1726 and 1738 at the request of the nuns of the Santa Clara Convent to bring water to the residents of the city from La Cañada.

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Chapultepec Aqueduct - Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City . Chapultepec Aqueduct. by francerobert2001, on Flickr

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Almost 100 years later, the Aztec aqueduct was replaced under the reigning viceroy Fernando de Alencastre, 1st Duke of Linares (1711-1716) and was known as the Chapultepec Aqueduct or the Aqueduct of Belen because of the old Belen convent it passed by.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapultepec_aqueduct
Chihuahua Aqueduct - Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico
DSC01367.JPG by Chris & Ray Kondrasuk, on Flickr

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Another must-see attraction in Chihuahua is the colonial aqueduct, begun in 1751 to replace an earlier one built in 1706.

https://books.google.com/books?id=wW...ueduct&f=false
Morelia Aqueduct - Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
acueducto de Morelia by eric, on Flickr

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The 17th century saw growth for Valladolid, with the construction of the cathedral and aqueduct. The cathedral was begun in 1640 (finished in 1744) and the aqueduct in 1657.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morelia#History
Plaza de Toros and El Cubo Aqueduct - Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico
Aqueducts in Zacatecas Mexico by Gaston Martinez 2008, on Flickr

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The former Plaza de Toros and El Cubo aqueduct are located on one side of the Cerro de la Bufa. The El Cubo aqueduct was built at the end of the 18th century to carry water from the El Cubo mine area, with gave the structure its name. Only a few arches of it remain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zacate...er_attractions
Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque - Between the towns of Zempoala, Hidalgo and Otumba, in the State of Mexico
Arcos de Zempoala by Federico, on Flickr

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Originally constructed between 1553 and 1570, the aqueduct stretches 45 kilometres (28 mi) long, beginning at Tecajete volcano just west of Zempoala and terminating at Otumba.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquedu...adre_Tembleque
Arcos del Sitio - Tepotzotlán, Mexico, Mexico
Mexico - Arcos del Sitio - All 4 Levels of the Highest Aqueduct in the World - Precarious Foothold by ramalama_22, on Flickr

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The Aqueduct of Xalpa, better known s the Arcos del Sitio is a monumental aqueduct that carried water from the Oro River to Tepozotlán. The aqueduct was built between the 18th and 19th centuries. It was begun by the Jesuits to bring water to their monastery and college but it was not finished because the Jesuits were expelled from Mexico in 1767. It would not be finished until the 19th century by Manuel Romero de Terreros.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tepotz...ts_of_Interest
Los Arquitos - Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
IMG_2846 by reistarr, on Flickr

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In the early 1500s, the first Spanish settlers, needing a reliable source of water, tapped the ample spring at the base of the mountains to the north, now the suburb of San Felipe del Agua, and channeled the water to the city in a crude canal. In mid-1700s, the city replaced the canal with a more permanent stone aqueduct, known as Los Arquitos.

http://www.oaxacanotes.com/Los_Arqui....A7unyWb3.dpuf
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I had no idea Mexico had so many aqueducts. I especially like the one at tepotzotlan.
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