Casa de Ecala
Propiedad de don Tomás López de Ecala, español a quien le fascinaba la arquitectura y constantemente le cambiaba la fachada a su casa, pero siempre se salía una vara de la banqueta, hasta que su vecino, don Domingo Hernández Iglesias le reta a un juicio y a que quien perdiera tendría que cerrar su balcón principal, lo que era la peor ofensa en esos tiempos.
Plaza de Armas
The tourist office is on this plaza, as well as the well known Meson De Santa Rosa. Restaurants include the pricey 1810. We rarely saw much excitement here. Although it is geographically the center of the center and all the andodores converge here, it always appeared fairly quiet.
"The city's symbol"
The aqueduct was finished in 1736. It is at Avenida de los Arcos, Arches Avenue.
Pictures, February 2003.
Previous picture: Los Arcos, looking east
This one: Los Arcos, looking west
Los Arcos, looking up :))
Here you can see a bus stop just besides an arch.
Bernardo Quintana Boulevard crosses under the aqueduct, two underground crossings were made in the 1970's. It is a 6 lane avenue but at this point it narrows to 2 lanes each way so to fit under the arches span.
These 2 pictures were taken from the south side. There you can see a common tree at background on both.
From 1999 to 2001 our license plates depicted the Aqueduct :))