Queretaro is a gorgeous colonial city, an architectural jewel that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is located in a privileged area of central Mexico, in a beautiful region known as El Bajio. This is mostly a cultural destination and it combines the past perfectly with the present, something that can be seen everywhere from the cobblestone streets of its picturesque historic downtown area to the modern highways encircling the city.

Visit the wide variety of museums and amazing historical monuments of Queretaro, such as the Aqueduct, and discover the magic of the city, something that can be appreciated in the modern architecture of the Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez theater, the impressive Corregidora Stadium, or the new Convention Center.

In addition to a rich culture full of legends and traditions, the lively city of Queretaro also features plenty of attractions for those who enjoy culture, adventure, dancing, listening to music and sampling delicious regional cuisine rich in flavors and aromas from the 16th century, as well as spectacular 100% Mexican wines. Experience an unforgettable afternoon on a famous "callejoneada", a street parade full of music, student bands and groups of wandering minstrels.

Take a trip back in time and discover the grandeur of Mexican culture as you take in the fascinating combination of architectural styles, cool weather, welcoming people, and the sound of Huapango music.

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Queretaro offers lots of cultural attractions, as well as the opportunity to enjoy different activities in the great outdoors including city tours, fairs and traditional events organized throughout the year. There are also amazing towns in the surrounding areas, and even archeological sites.
UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Historic Downtown Area of Queretaro was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996 thanks to the impressive rich 17th and 18th century architecture used in the area’s religious and civic buildings. It is a true architectural gem, a testament to Mexico's illustrious colonial past. The dozens of Baroque-style religious structures, cobblestone streets, and the traditional, picturesque alleys are all clear reminders of Queretaro's rich heritage.  Read more

The Aqueduct

The Aqueduct is considered to be Queretaro's most important urban construction of the 18th century and was built to bring fresh water to the city. The construction began in 1726 and took 9 years to complete. Made from pink quarry stone, the aqueduct features 74 arches that reach up to 75 feet in height and stretch out for 4,200 feet. The first part of the Aqueduct is actually underground, while subsequent parts rise through the valley and the city for about 3 miles. Even today, Queretaro's water supply still arrives via the aqueduct where it is stored in 10 public and 60 private fountains spread throughout the city.  Read more

City Tours

There are a variety of tours that allow you to explore the Historic Downtown Area of Queretaro and its surroundings. If you really want to explore the buildings, “Casonas” (affluent colonial houses) and plazas, there is no better way than by taking a guided walking tour. The Legend Walking Tour is a great choice, during which the guides wear outfits from the colonial era and regale you with historic legends and myths about colonial Mexico. There are also tours where visitors wear headsets and an ''audio guide'' provides information in several languages about monuments and buildings in the area. Other options include the trolley tours, which feature professional guides and give you the chance to admire the beauty of the city and to learn more about the historical tales and cultural highlights of old Queretaro.  Read more

Local Wineries

There are a number of regions in the state of Queretaro that have a perfect climate for winemaking. There are two wineries to visit in particular, Cavas Freixenet and Vinedos La Redonda, offering excellent 100% Mexican-made wines and fascinating daily tours of their properties. At Cavas Freixenet there is an area holding hundreds of wine barrels located 82 feet underground. The temperature and humidity beneath the earth here are perfect for storing wine. Both wineries are located in the southwest of the town of Bernal, which is less than an hour's drive from the city of Queretaro.  Read more

Connectivity

The Intercontinental Airport of Queretaro operates connecting flights between a number of destinations in Mexico, as well as Dallas and Houston in the United States. A great advantage is that the city also offers easy ground access to several domestic destinations, including Mexico City, whose airport is the main entrance point for people visiting Queretaro.

Excellent Hospitality and Conventions Infrastructure

Queretaro has remarkable hospitality facilities that include more than 12,500 rooms, complemented by numerous event spaces headed by the Queretaro Congress Center, which was designed to comply with global quality standards. It is home to about 70,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as 43,000 square feet of congress space spread over 10 different rooms. The Metropolitan Theater was recently annexed to this congress center, and it is an excellent place to organize cultural and formal events. There are also numerous other venues available with capacities ranging from 400 to 5,400 people, such as the spectacular exhibition center Eco Centro Expositor.  Read more

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