Hotel Quinta Santiago

Andres Balvanera No 4, Queretaro, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, 76000, Mexico
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Gallos Blancos

by jarturof

Watch a soccer game, in a country where is consider the national sport.

Gallos Blancos are the local team, they play in one of the best stadiums in the world. Made in colaboration with Germany. Binoculars and money for your t-shirt of Gallos Blancos

Convent Santa Cruz

by skyhopper

We really enjoyed this tour. They provide tours in English. Ours was given by a resident American priest who was very informative. It was never a convent for nuns. It is an active seminary for priests. The architecture is interesting, especially insights on how the water was fed in to the place from the aqueduct, also the thorn bushes that grow thorns in the shape of a bush. A few interesting art pieces.

No admission fee, donations encouraged

A bit of the history from an article by Toni Dabbs called "Queretaro, Mexico:
A colonial gem in a modern setting" :

On a guided tour of Convento de la Santa Cruz, visitors can see a clay pipe system developed to receive water from the Aqueduct and distribute it throughout the monastery.

Established in the 16th century, Convento de la Santa Cruz stands on a former battleground atop a hill overlooking the old town, where the apparition of St. James on horseback convinced Otomi Indians to surrender to the conquistadors. Other miracles associated with the site include trees with cross-shaped thorns grown from a cane stuck in the ground by pious friar Antonio Margil de Jesus in 1697.

By the end of the 17th century, Convento de la Santa Cruz operated the first Catholic missionary school in the Americas, and it continues to serve as a religious school today.

The monastery also functioned as a fortress when forces loyal to Emperor Maximilian occupied it near the end of the Mexican War of Independence. Maximilian used it as his headquarters from February to May 1867. After his surrender and subsequent death sentence, he was confined at Convento de la Santa Cruz while he awaited the firing squad.


by kiwigal_1

I was in Queretaro for 3 weeks over the Christmas period of 1998. I stayed with the family of a friend of mine. Queretaro was a quaint city conveniently located between Mexico City and Guadalajara.


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 Hotel Quinta Santiago

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Address: Andres Balvanera No 4, Queretaro, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, 76000, Mexico