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Route of Haciendas and Archaeological Sites

Puebla, Querétaro, San Juan del Río

Start this route in the city of Querétaro, full of culture and beautiful architecture. In the Historic Center you will find true jewels of Baroque art, such is the case of the old convent of Santa Clara de Jesús and the Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo. Walk through its town squares and get close to museums, monuments and churches. In this area there are many attractive features, such as the impressive aqueduct, the vineyards and the haciendas; which you can visit to enjoy incredible wine tastings.

Continue to San Juan del Río, a town with wonderful colonial architecture. Walk through the Main Square and get to know the eighteenth century parishes, visit the Museum of Death and if you go in November, experience its traditional Day of the Dead festival.

The next stop will be in Aculco de Espinoza. Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of incredible landscapes, perfect to be in contact with nature; visit the Concepción waterfalls, as well as the Ñadó and Tixhiñú hills. Discover the diversity of local cheeses and take crafts made with ixtle fiber as souvenirs.

Take the road back to Tula, Hidalgo, a place with a great historical presence, as it was founded in the 10th century by Mixcóatl’s son. At the downtown area you can visit the Parish and the old Convent of San José, and from there you can go to the Archaeological Site of Tula, since the Andador Turístico Quetzalcóatl (Quetzalcóatl Tourist Lane) connects it directly through a suspension bridge. On the site, you can admire the 4.6 meter (15 ft.) basalt stone giants: Los Atlantes, which represent Quetzalcóatl. These are located in the upper part of the El Señor de la Casa de Alba Temple. Also visit the Palacio Quemado, the Muro de Culebras, the Pyramid of the Sun and the ball court.

The trip ends in Puebla, vast in cultural wealth. Take a stroll through the Historic Center to see its impressive cathedral, have a cup of coffee at Los Portales and be dazzled by the beauty of its colonial-style buildings. Other must-see places are Calle de los Dulces, El Callejón de los Sapos, the Handicraft Market and the Barrio de los Artistas (Artists' Quarter). You can’t miss out on the chiles en nogada, the mole poblano and the cemitas.
Start this route in the city of Querétaro, full of culture and beautiful architecture. In the Historic Center you will find true jewels of Baroque art, such is the case of the old convent of Santa Clara de Jesús and the Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo. Walk through its town squares and get close to museums, monuments and churches. In this area there are many attractive features, such as the impressive aqueduct, the vineyards and the haciendas; which you can visit to enjoy incredible wine tastings.

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Continue to San Juan del Río, a town with wonderful colonial architecture. Walk through the Main Square and get to know the eighteenth century parishes, visit the Museum of Death and if you go in November, experience its traditional Day of the Dead festival.

The next stop will be in Aculco de Espinoza. Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of incredible landscapes, perfect to be in contact with nature; visit the Concepción waterfalls, as well as the Ñadó and Tixhiñú hills. Discover the diversity of local cheeses and take crafts made with ixtle fiber as souvenirs.

Take the road back to Tula, Hidalgo, a place with a great historical presence, as it was founded in the 10th century by Mixcóatl’s son. At the downtown area you can visit the Parish and the old Convent of San José, and from there you can go to the Archaeological Site of Tula, since the Andador Turístico Quetzalcóatl (Quetzalcóatl Tourist Lane) connects it directly through a suspension bridge. On the site, you can admire the 4.6 meter (15 ft.) basalt stone giants: Los Atlantes, which represent Quetzalcóatl. These are located in the upper part of the El Señor de la Casa de Alba Temple. Also visit the Palacio Quemado, the Muro de Culebras, the Pyramid of the Sun and the ball court.

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