This 16th century aqueduct is located between the states of Mexico and Hidalgo, on the Central Mexican Plateau.

This heritage canal system encompasses a water catchment area, springs, canals, distribution tanks and arcaded aqueduct bridges. The site incorporates the highest single-level arcade ever built in an aqueduct.

Initiated by the Franciscan friar, Padre Tembleque, and built with support from the local indigenous communities, this hydraulic system is an example of the exchange of influences between the European tradition of Roman hydraulics and traditional Mesoamerican construction techniques, including the use of adobe.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System

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Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country
Mexico 
Category
Cultural
Name
Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)
Year of Registered
2015
Keyword
Registered in 2015