The aqueduct was built by the Marqués Del Villa Del Aguila between 1726 and 1738 and consists of 75 arches, spanning approximately 4,199 feet with an average height of 75 feet.
The legend of why the aqueduct was built is a love story. The Marqués, the richest man in Querétaro, met a nun named Clarissa from the Santa Clara Convent. It was love at first sight for the Marqués and Clarissa, though a love that could not be. Clarissa, being a nun, already married to the church, would not break her vow to the Lord to be with the Marqués.
|Santa Clara Church and Convent|
|Hotel La Casa De La Marquesa|
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