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Cultural Center "Los Arquitos"

The Baths of Los Arquitos first was built for the pleasure of the inhabitants, since the ones of the Ojocaliente had from their beginning medicinal properties. It was also known them like the Down Baths, to differentiate them from the Great Baths from Ojocaliente to which the families of great economic resources went traditionally, turning these visits strolls; whereas the humble ones took advantage of the drains to sky opened like baths.

Its construction was approved by the city council the 4 of May of 1821; for such effect the tank of the springs with the integrated water box was constructed to an underground aqueduct of 1348 meters in length, uniting to the baths, spurting to the 13 pleasures or bathtubs, the four baths outdoors, the Orchard, the set of public laundries and by the end of century XIX to the well-known pool like the Puga.

The set is conformed by constructions of different times, between which it emphasizes the old San Carlos Hotel, of neoclassic style, its outdoor pools and their neogothic arcade; the front of the same style was the main entrance.

In 1989 it was established in cultural matter the importance of the rescue and conservation of the archaeological, historical and artistic patrimony of the country, and consequently, the architectonic set called Bath of Los Arquitos, was declared historical monument.
At the beginning of 1993, with the purpose of turning it a new Cultural Center that facilitated the educative access to the culture and services to the population, the works of architectonic rescue, the project of restoration and adaptation of the building began. It corresponds to the Cultural Institute of Aguascalientes (ICA) to give promotion and diffusion to the cultural activities in general, and individual to artistic education in the Cultural Center Los Arquitos, which opened its doors to the public in November of 1994.
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