Several towns close to Querétaro City have interesting things to show, like Bernal, Tolimán, San Juan del Río, Tequisquiapan, San Joaquín, Celaya, Irapuato and San Miguel de Allende. Click on my map and seek them under Querétaro and Guanajuato states.
This is the view from atop the pyramid in Ranas archaeo-zone, in San Joaquín. It's the Sierra Gorda (the Gross Range) looking west.
templo & Ex convento de San Francisco
This was the first religious building in Queretaro in 1540. THe temple was the city cathedral from 1865- 1922. Today is the Museo Refional de Queretaro.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00hrs
Cost: 37 pesos
Querétaro Fair 2003
"Nov 28 - Dec 14, 2003"
Every year we have a nice fair the first two weeks of December.
There are about 2000 exhibitors and thousands of daily visitors.
That's me at the main entrance, a stylized arch, evoking the Aqueduct.
Are you a fan of these things? I'm not, but somehow I got convinced by my friends. There I am whirling, heehee (clockwise at 10).
I returned down to earth like the Pope, kissing the ground! ;-)
There are 3 of these big exhibition buildings, restaurants and a concert stage.
International section of the stands. Also touristic, industrial, commercial and agricultural exhibition stands.
You may find strange characters. That's Big Egg, from www.huevocartoon.com, a funny Mexican cartoon website which has had an amazing success. It's in Spanish but even if you don't speak it you will enjoy the animations anyway. (Cost: MX$100 [US$9] = 200 credits, 3-5 credits per download, pay by credit card)
The giant arch at dusk
Evening at Querétaro Fair