Its construction was the most important urban works of the eighteenth century. It was made possible by the economic contribution of Don Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, Marques de la Villa del Villar del Aguila, who found a way to channel water to the city of Santiago de Querétaro.
At the time, supplying the vital liquid was one of the city’s most serious problems. Legend has it that Marques offered it as proof of love for a nun named Sister Marcela Nasturtium. The 74 pink stone arches measures 1,280 m in length and its height reaches 23 m.