Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana
Don Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana Perez de Inoriza y Chávarri, marques de la Villa del Villar del Aguila, caballero militar de la orden de Alcántara y Calatrava was a rich and powerful nobleman and patron of the arts in 18th-century Querétaro, in the Viceroyalty of New Spain (Colonial Mexico).
He built and paid from his own money the Aqueduct to bring water from the springs in "La Cañada" (the Ravine) to the city of Querétaro, which includes the 74-arch aqueduct, now a landmark. He is considered the main benefactor of the town.
In 1756, Urrutia directed the construction of La Casa de la Marquesa, (House of the Marchioness), a beautiful home for his wife. The mansion, a colonial architectural landmark, is now a luxury hotel and tourist attraction.
- Mexican people of Basque descent
- People of the Viceroyalty of New Spain
- List of Basques
- Urrutia — surname.
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