Without a doubt, one of the most picturesque historical centers of Mexico and Latin America. Exquisite for lovers of photography, Mexican folklore and gastronomy, this colonial city will catch you and will not want to let go ...
By day, you can visit the various museums or read a book in one of the the majestic galleries while admiring the quarry houses and cobble floors. At night, you can enjoy the delicious gastronomic offer under the warm lighting of its streets and alleys.
A beautiful architectural work that has become one of the most important Queretaro symbols. Either day or night, "the arches" will be your mandatory stop in Querétaro. We recommend you go to the viewpoint, near the pantheon of the illustrious Queretanos, to get a panoramic view of this Queretano icon.
You can take the turibus in the center of the city to receive explanations and legends of the city among which the history of the aqueduct stands out.
The prosperity of this beautiful city has its origin in large part in the construction of this aqueduct (continue).
It has allowed to bring water to the area and turn it into one of the points with the highest economic activity in the country.
This convent turned into a museum is a really recommendable visit to enter the past of Mexico and Querétaro. You will relive history from pre-Hispanic times, to the viceroyalty and the revolutionary post. It has beautiful gardens and cloisters to sit while advancing to other rooms. In addition, there are temporary and permanent art exhibitions. Note: Sunday access is free for Mexican residents and discounted for foreigners.
In the historic center of Querétaro, you can visit this church, in front of Mariano de las Casas square. It is a maximum example of baroque art, with a very distinctive architecture that will not go unnoticed.
It is a visit worth recommending for history lovers. This majestic building has been the forum of great events of yesteryear of Mexico, such as the premiere of the national anthem in 1854 or the signing of the constitution of Mexico in 1917. Access is free and free, Tuesday through Sunday from 9 : 00 AM to 6:00 PM.
You can not miss the visit to this wonderful Museum of the Arts. Located in what was an Augustinian convent, its baroque construction and impressive cloisters will leave you speechless.
It is currently the seat of the State Executive Power. We suggest you request a guided tour to learn about the wonderful history that the place has to tell and make an unforgettable time travel admiring the murals that show the independence of Mexico and the Mexican Revolution.
On top of the Sangremal hill is one of the most emblematic religious buildings in the city. Built in 1654, the Temple of the Holy Cross is home to one of Querétaro's most famous legends: the strange tree with cross-shaped spines, emulating the nails of the crucifixion of Christ. Legend has it that Antonio Márgil de Jesús, one of the first Franciscan friars, tired of his trip around the world, stuck his cane in the garden which caused a tree to begin to grow with spines in the form of crosses. Unmissable to visit this temple.
In a beautiful restored 17th-century house, you will find an impressive wooden replica of the "Aztec Calendar" and an emblematic collection of ancient calendars, from the late 1800s to date. We recommend you enjoy its beautiful gardens, while having one of the best coffees in the city. Ah, it is the only calendar museum in the world!
"Plaza de Armas" is the epicenter of your tour of the historic center. Around this square, there are several restaurants and cafes with outdoor tables so you can enjoy regional delicacies or have a coffee while reading a book.
On the other hand, the Zenea Garden, is a small square, in front of the church of San Francisco, which invites you to sit down to enjoy the landscape and architecture of the nearby viceroyal buildings. In both places, depending on the day and time, you will find traditional music to entertain tourists.