Visiting Querétaro, México

After spending a few days in Guanajuato I decided to head to Querétaro City, the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro, in central México. Another great option for a weekend getaway.

Must see places:

The Cathedral of Querétaro

San Francisco Church: You´ll find it right in the heart of the downtown, it has been since the 18th century the most important one in town.

The Regional Museum: It actually used to be a monastery, the first built in this gorgeous town. The exhibits are really nice; they consist on artifacts from the pre-hispanic era to post-independence times.

The historic train station

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The Art Museum has such a beautiful baroque building that you´ll find it hard to actually look at the art. However, the exhibits are amazing; it is considered one of the biggest collections of the colonial-era.

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Casa de la Zacatecana (if you are into history, you´ll love this!) such an interesting story! Local legend told in a really nice, interactive way. A must!

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Casa de la Corregidora

Go up the hill for a view of “Los Arcos”, the city aqueduct

End of April, May and the beginning of June usually are the warmest months, so be aware! It´s not too bad though (just be prepared to be over 30ºC almost every day, around 35, 36ºC)

If you want to experience local culture at its best, visit during the Festival of Santiago de Querétaro. It takes place every year during Holy Week. You´ll enjoy music, dance, workshops, parades and culinary events.

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Where to eat: I would highly recommend Hank´s Queretaro, it´s a New Orleans Restaurant, Café and Oyster Bar. Excellent service, yummy food and lovely place located at the heart of this wonderful city.

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Hank´s Querétaro

If you´d rather have a more traditional meal, you can´t go wrong with 1810 Restaurant. Same as Hank´s, great food, service and good location.

Where to stay: Real Alameda is a 4 star hotel that is lovely and won´t break your bank account. It is situated right in front of the Alameda (Duh!) and close to the historic center.

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All in all, Queretaro is a beautiful, safe city with lots to do and plenty of Mexican history.

G.

 

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