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Route of Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Buildings

Querétaro, Tlaxcala, San Juan del Río

Discover the colonial richness of Tlaxcala, the initial destination of this route. The Ex-Convento de San Francisco (Ex-Convent of San Francisco) and the cathedral are some of the wonderful colonial treasures that you will be able to visit. The Museo Regional (Regional Museum) stands out, which is located in an old Franciscan monastery.

Now continue to Tula, a place founded in the 10th century by the son of Mixcóatl. Visit the archaeological zone where you can admire the Palacio Quemado (Burnt Palace), the Muro de las Culebras (Snake’s Wall), the Pirámide del Sol (Pyramid of the Sun) and the ball game court. But Los Altlantes (the Atlanteans) that guard the temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, stone giants more than thirteen feet high, will attract your attention.

Continue to San Juan del Río where you will admire the baroque facades of the mansions and colonial buildings, such as the Templo de Santo Domingo (Santo Domingo’s Temple) and the Templo de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Temple of Our Lady of Guadalupe).

The route ends at the city of Querétaro. Tour its monuments and historical buildings, among the most important are the Teatro de la República (Theater of the Republic), the Casa de la Corregidora and its emblematic aqueduct. Also try the local cuisine and enjoy long walks at the Alameda.
Discover the colonial richness of Tlaxcala, the initial destination of this route. The Ex-Convento de San Francisco (Ex-Convent of San Francisco) and the cathedral are some of the wonderful colonial treasures that you will be able to visit. The Museo Regional (Regional Museum) stands out, which is located in an old Franciscan monastery.

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Now continue to Tula, a place founded in the 10th century by the son of Mixcóatl. Visit the archaeological zone where you can admire the Palacio Quemado (Burnt Palace), the Muro de las Culebras (Snake’s Wall), the Pirámide del Sol (Pyramid of the Sun) and the ball game court. But Los Altlantes (the Atlanteans) that guard the temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, stone giants more than thirteen feet high, will attract your attention.

Continue to San Juan del Río where you will admire the baroque facades of the mansions and colonial buildings, such as the Templo de Santo Domingo (Santo Domingo’s Temple) and the Templo de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Temple of Our Lady of Guadalupe).

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