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Route through Puebla, Hidalgo, Estado de México and Querétaro

Puebla, Querétaro, San Juan del Río

The city of Puebla is an architectural and cultural treasure of Mexico. In its more than fifty museums, a good part of the colonial history of the country is preserved. We suggest you walk through the streets of the Historic Downtown and admire the opulent quarry stone facades and the carved wooden gates, they are truly graceful. Try the delicious mole poblano and the cemitas, both traditional dishes. If you want to enjoy panoramic views and the majestic volcanoes, go to the viewpoint in the Los Fuertes area and visit the place where the country was defended in 1862 during the French invasion.

Tula de Allende is located three and a half hours northwest of Puebla. This ancient Toltec settlement was one of the most important of its time and offers us monumental vestiges of its greatness in the archaeological site located north of the city. At the town, you can visit the Cathedral and the Municipal Market, where you will find traditional ceramic and vegetable fiber crafts.

Two hours southwest of Tula is the pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Aculco. We recommend visiting the Explanada del Oso, the Casa Hidalgo and the Parroquia y Ex Convento de San Jerónimo (Parish and Ex-Convent of San Jerónimo). You can also take part in one of the sport fishing excursions in the surroundings, visit the waterfalls or the Cerro Ñadó (Ñadó hill).

San Juan del Río is located one hour and fifteen minutes north of Aculco. The extraction of silver from its mines gave it a great boom back in viceregal times. In its Historic Downtown you can admire the architectural style of New Spain's Baroque in the most representative buildings, such as the Santo Domingo, Señor del Sacro Monte, and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe temples. Don't miss the Iztachichimecapan Museum and the Museo de la Muerte (Death Museum), they have very original exhibits.

The tour ends forty-five minutes northwest of San Juan del Río, in the state’s capital city: Querétaro. We recommend walking through the Alameda (Boulevard), see the handicraft stores and eat the traditional enchiladas queretanas. Take a good look at the beautiful colonial buildings in the Historic Downtown area, such as the Casa de la Corregidora (Corregidora House), the Teatro de la República (Republic theater) and the Templo de San Felipe Neri (San Felipe Neri Temple).
The city of Puebla is an architectural and cultural treasure of Mexico. In its more than fifty museums, a good part of the colonial history of the country is preserved. We suggest you walk through the streets of the Historic Downtown and admire the opulent quarry stone facades and the carved wooden gates, they are truly graceful. Try the delicious mole poblano and the cemitas, both traditional dishes. If you want to enjoy panoramic views and the majestic volcanoes, go to the viewpoint in the Los Fuertes area and visit the place where the country was defended in 1862 during the French invasion.

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Tula de Allende is located three and a half hours northwest of Puebla. This ancient Toltec settlement was one of the most important of its time and offers us monumental vestiges of its greatness in the archaeological site located north of the city. At the town, you can visit the Cathedral and the Municipal Market, where you will find traditional ceramic and vegetable fiber crafts.

Two hours southwest of Tula is the pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Aculco. We recommend visiting the Explanada del Oso, the Casa Hidalgo and the Parroquia y Ex Convento de San Jerónimo (Parish and Ex-Convent of San Jerónimo). You can also take part in one of the sport fishing excursions in the surroundings, visit the waterfalls or the Cerro Ñadó (Ñadó hill).

San Juan del Río is located one hour and fifteen minutes north of Aculco. The extraction of silver from its mines gave it a great boom back in viceregal times. In its Historic Downtown you can admire the architectural style of New Spain's Baroque in the most representative buildings, such as the Santo Domingo, Señor del Sacro Monte, and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe temples. Don't miss the Iztachichimecapan Museum and the Museo de la Muerte (Death Museum), they have very original exhibits.

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