Acueducto de Morelia, Morelia

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Admire Acueducto de Morelia, 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 Acueducto de Morelia during your Morelia vacation using our convenient Morelia trip itinerary planner.
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  • Aqueducts can be founds around the world. Morelia’s should be viewed at night when the aqueduct is lite up for a memorial sight.  more »
  • Morelia has a very Spanish feel to it and this Roman-style aqueduct reminded me a bit of Segovia in Spain altho not of that scale. This one was built in the 1700's and has 253 arches and is about...  more »
  • When you hear the word "Morelia" the first thing you think of is Aqueduct! The aqueduct is more than 2 miles long and has 253 arches, to say the list it is impressive! It took more than 100 years to build. It is spectacular and a must see. At the beginning of the aqueduct is a beautiful monument calls " The Builders of the City" there you can find the history and names of the people who build this grand monument. Also a the beginning of the aqueduct in the Colonia Chapultepec Norte, there is a small reservoir that you can actually enter (Pictures below). It's not taken care of and there is probably garbage and nasty water on the inside but just standing in the doorway to take pictures is pretty cool. And from there you can see what water way until the next nod. You can follow the aqueduct all the way downtown and you can use it as a reference point for many important locations of the downtown area. If you are in Morelia you can not leave without seeing this amazing structure that 100 years of sweat, blood and tears made. You will have to go to Rome or Queretaro to see anything like it.
  • Beautiful area of the city!

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