THE RAISED AQUEDUCT

Town of Asientos

The aqueduct was built to bring water to town and unfortunately doubled up as an escape route for bandits.

Just west of town Tourist Office

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Acueducto Elevado

Take a tour on the mini-train “El Piojito” to see more of this ‘Pueblo Mágico’.

This eighteenth-century stone aqueduct was built by the Jesuit Order to bring water from the springs around the oak groves on the slopes of the Altamira. The water was transported to a storage sewer and from there was channeled to the main square. Once the storage sewer there was full, the water continued its way to the Guadalupe neighborhood and filled another storage basin, thereby supplying the town with this vital natural resource.

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