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Cities of Colonial Heritage Route

Guanajuato, Bernal, Tequisquiapan, Querétaro, Celaya, Irapuato, San Juan del Río

For this very special route, the starting point will be Guanajuato. A city full of stories and traditions, which will take you through its alleys and tunnels full of legends. To get to know them you can take a guided tour and if you want to experience them up close, make sure to go to the Museo de las Momias (Museum of the Mummies). Its main attractions are the Teatro Juárez (Juárez Theater), the Callejón del Beso (Kiss Alley), the university, the cathedral and the Alhóndiga de Granaditas. In the market you can buy sweets and crafts.

Continue to the Strawberry Capital of the World: Irapuato. Delight yourself in the wide variety of sweets, compotes and jams made from this delicious fruit. You can also visit its beautiful cathedral, the Plaza de los Fundadores (Fundadores Square) and the Museo de la Ciudad (Museum of the City).

The next stop will be in Celaya. Take a stroll through its downtown area to visit the Templo de San Francisco (Temple of San Francisco) and also take home a delicious cajeta made with goat's milk, a traditional delicacy of this place.

The next destination will be the city of Querétaro. It has interesting baroque art attractions such as the Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo (Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo) or the old convent of Santa Clara de Jesús. Its colonial downtown area is perfect for walking through its squares and stopping to see its museums, churches and monuments. Its haciendas and vineyards are also a must to participate in local wine tastings.

Continuing through the state of Querétaro you will arrive at San Juan del Río. This small town with beautiful colonial architecture has some parishes that date back to the 18th century, which are definitely worth visiting. Another point of interest is the Museo de la Muerte (Museum of Death) where the vision of death at various times is exhibited.

Tequisquiapan is located a few kilometers away. This Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is famous for its vineyards, so one of the most important celebrations in the place is the Feria Nacional del Queso y el Vino (National Cheese and Wine Fair). In the downtown area you can walk quietly through its cobbled streets, and buy handicrafts.

To end this route, the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of San Sebastián Bernal is perfect. It has the charm of a provincial town, with cobbled streets and markets where you can eat delicious food or buy local crafts. The main attraction is going up to La Peña, where the third largest monolith in the world is located.
For this very special route, the starting point will be Guanajuato. A city full of stories and traditions, which will take you through its alleys and tunnels full of legends. To get to know them you can take a guided tour and if you want to experience them up close, make sure to go to the Museo de las Momias (Museum of the Mummies). Its main attractions are the Teatro Juárez (Juárez Theater), the Callejón del Beso (Kiss Alley), the university, the cathedral and the Alhóndiga de Granaditas. In the market you can buy sweets and crafts.

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Continue to the Strawberry Capital of the World: Irapuato. Delight yourself in the wide variety of sweets, compotes and jams made from this delicious fruit. You can also visit its beautiful cathedral, the Plaza de los Fundadores (Fundadores Square) and the Museo de la Ciudad (Museum of the City).

The next stop will be in Celaya. Take a stroll through its downtown area to visit the Templo de San Francisco (Temple of San Francisco) and also take home a delicious cajeta made with goat's milk, a traditional delicacy of this place.

The next destination will be the city of Querétaro. It has interesting baroque art attractions such as the Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo (Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo) or the old convent of Santa Clara de Jesús. Its colonial downtown area is perfect for walking through its squares and stopping to see its museums, churches and monuments. Its haciendas and vineyards are also a must to participate in local wine tastings.

Continuing through the state of Querétaro you will arrive at San Juan del Río. This small town with beautiful colonial architecture has some parishes that date back to the 18th century, which are definitely worth visiting. Another point of interest is the Museo de la Muerte (Museum of Death) where the vision of death at various times is exhibited.

Tequisquiapan is located a few kilometers away. This Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is famous for its vineyards, so one of the most important celebrations in the place is the Feria Nacional del Queso y el Vino (National Cheese and Wine Fair). In the downtown area you can walk quietly through its cobbled streets, and buy handicrafts.

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