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Aqueduct

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

18 minutes from the Hotel (by car with normal traffic).


Walking the streets of downtown Morelia, it will not be difficult for you to see the popular aqueduct with a Roman touch that even appears on Mexican $ 50.00 pesos bills. Built with pink quarry and with a height of up to eight meters (in its highest part), it seems that its 253 arches leap along the 1,700 meters of the eastern side of the city.

Delight in this iconic construction that dates back to the late 18th century and is one of the few that retains much of its original structure. This was the end result after several attempts to build an aqueduct that was strong enough to withstand the test of time.


It was not until in 1785 that Fray Antonio de San Miguel, who also sought to generate sources of employment for the indigenous people who inhabited the area, achieved the task with this construction that supplied drinking water to the city from the Manantiales del Rincón by means of a clay pipe box to 30 sources and 150 private mercedes.


If you are a lover of night walks, you will be able to observe this colonial building in all its fully illuminated splendor, giving it a touch of elegance that makes it perfect for that postcard-like photograph.



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