Queretaro Aqueduct

ARCHES THAT ADVANCE WITH THE CITY

Emblematic work of a city that unites tradition and modernity with each step of the arch. It was built to guarantee the water supply for all. Today is the best recreational space. It consists of 74 rock arches that reach a height of 23 meters and more than one kilometer in length. It has a lighting system that will allow you to admire it at night.

¿Qué Visitar?

What to Visit?

  • Centro If you visit the city of Querétaro we recommend that you dedicate some time to tour its beautiful downtown streets and to appreciate its World Heritage Site monuments, its Restoration of the Republic Museum, and other numerous sites which will fascinate you.
  • Peña de Bernal If you like ecotourism you should visit San Sebastián Bernal, a Magical Town that is home to a giant boulder that you can climb.
  • Tequisquiapan This picturesque place is well-known for its hot air balloon rides and the work that they do with wicker. We recommend that you visit the Basket Museum in this Magical Town.
¿Qué hacer?

What to do?

  • Holy Friday A very solemn religious celebration that includes the Procession of the Silence that takes place in the Historic Downtown that night.
  • Day of the Dead As in the rest of the country, it takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year. During this national celebration the cemeteries are full of people who bring flowers, candles, food, music, and offerings to spend a day with those loved ones that have already passed away.
Comida Típica

Typical Food

  • It’s recommended that you try nopales en peca, las gorditas de queso, enchiladas queretana, atole de guayabilla, carnitas Querétaro style, Guajolotes queretanos, pacholas and the famous gorditas de migajas.
¿Qué Saber?

What to Know?

  • It’s said that Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana mapped out, calculated and worked on the construction of the aqueduct; as well for his part he provided a large part of the capital to build it.
  • This construction is an icon of the city of Querétaro and receives hundreds of visitor each year.
  • The Aqueduct is divided into three parts: the initial canal which goes from east to west and passes under the Querétaro-Tequisquiapan highway. The arches, which make up the most known and visible part are the arches that you see; and finally the final canal that goes from the arches and continues for another 430 meters to arrive at the Convent of La Cruz and is then hidden from sight by the fences and the nearby houses.
  • Since 1996 is has been recognized as a World Heritage Site along with other historic monuments in the city of Querétaro.

Popular Craft

  • Querétaro is a city that has all the infrastructure and services necessary to cover every shopping need. There are stores, galleries, shopping malls, and markets.
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