The Aqueduct, Morelia

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Admire The Aqueduct, a feat of engineering and a popular local landmark. Constructed in 1785 under the instruction of Bishop Fray Antonio de San Miguel, the structure brought drinking water to the city during a terrible drought that lasted two years. The indigenous people of the region built the aqueduct, which measures 1,810 m (5,938 ft) and includes 253 arches. Today, the attractive structure marks out a nice route through town, while its distinct coloration and notable age has an interesting visual impact on the modern town growing up around it. Plan to visit The Aqueduct during your Morelia vacation using our convenient Morelia trip itinerary planner.
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  • I don't know much about this impressive landmark but appreciate its form and function. The aqueduct is a pleasant walk from the central square and is next to (in apart) the pleasant Bosque park.  more »
  • Visit the alley of the romance right to the end of the arches and the tarascas fountain, take a picture in the Arch of the tower that appears on banknotes of $50.
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  • I saw the beginning and end of the aqueduct. It’s worth the walk, especially on the Calzada. A must see!  more »
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