Enjoy the wild party in the streets: the Huamantlada
The city of Santiago de Querétaro, where the Independence movement of México began, has many legends and stories within its walls as well as architectural and artistic treasures.
STROLL BY THE HISTORICAL CENTER
Walk through the historic center between its baroque and neoclassical buildings, winding streets and vice-regal monuments. Stop at the Teatro de la República and check out the billboard prior to reserving seats to listen to the Philharmonic Orchestra of Querétaro, which has adopted the venue as its home.
DISCOVER BAROQUE TREASURES
Learn about the baroque treasures of the San Agustín temple and former convent. Learn about the cross carved by the Chichimecas in the Temple of Santa Cruz. Enter the Temple of San Francisco de Asís, which was the first religious building in the city. Enjoy the altarpieces and choirs in the Temple of Santa Clara or in Santa Rosa Viterbo.
PHOTOGRAPH THE ICONIC AQUEDUCT
Pass by the monumental aqueduct that fed the city with fresh water for decades and which still retains seventy-five semicircular arches.
ENJOY TRADITIONAL GASTRONOMY
Choose a restaurant where you can try the classic enchiladas queretanas, a stuffed cactus or a chivito tapeado with a mejenguea, pineapple or banana-flavoured drink made with pulque, corn and raw sugar. As a dessert try mantecado ice cream with dried fruit and nuts, local favorite.
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