Querétaro Things to Do

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Best Rated Things to Do in Querétaro

  • Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo

    by turos Written Jan 9, 2005

    Una curiosidad de su arquitectura son sus dos botareles invertidos (me refiero a los arcos enroscados que se apoyan al lado derecho de la entrada principal), que según dicen se colocaron para salvaguardar un posible desplome de la cúpula –una de las más bellas, altas y opulentas de esta ciudad- por la debilidad de los muros; pero como el constructor no estaba de acuerdo con esto, optó por adornarlos con los “mascarones del rostro burlón” y así manifestar su inconformidad. Otra versión es que en este atrio se presentaban pantomimas, coloquios y obras clásicas, así que esas máscaras eran un símbolo teatral

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  • Plaza Guerrero

    by skyhopper Written Mar 24, 2005
    Santa Clara behind Plaza Guerraro's fountains

    There is always something going on in this plaza. One day we saw a big competition of some kind of high school ?color guards. The competition included students from at least 10 schools with a board of official judges. It was very interesting. Another day we sat to enjoy what seemed to be a large group of musicians, as more people came we realized it was a huge religious group, mainly getting together to sing, at least 250 in all. Two coffee shops are on this plaza. I frequented El Naranjo, with it's pricey, but delicious cappacino, at 25 Pesos. Edelweiss across the street has wonderful pasteries as well, but no outdoor seating.

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  • Don Bartolo House

    by skyhopper Written Mar 24, 2005
    Don Bartolo House

    Historic home with a mystery involving a wealthy merchant who made a phrophecy that he would die in something like 21 years and did, some say along with his daughter who he had an incestuos relationship with. You cannot go inside. It is now the Department of Education.

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  • Andodores

    by skyhopper Updated Mar 24, 2005
    Juggler on Andodore 5 de Mayo

    Andodores are pedestrian only streets in the immediate historic center. Sections of them are set up with very organized system of cart sellers, as well as a myriad of shops and restaurants. The carts are all uniform, exactly the same, but give a good appearance. The andodores are lined with fountains and statues on cobblestone walkways. Often family type performers are there for hours. It appears that they are paid for by the city. At no time did we see a street performer pass a hat or accept money from anyone. Why don't they do that here? (In the U.S.)

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  • Plaza de Armas

    by skyhopper Written Mar 24, 2005
    Plaza de Armas

    The tourist office is on this plaza, as well as the well known Meson De Santa Rosa. Restaurants include the pricey 1810. We rarely saw much excitement here. Although it is geographically the center of the center and all the andodores converge here, it always appeared fairly quiet.

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  • Cerro de las Campanas & Monumento a Benito Juarez

    by skyhopper Written Mar 24, 2005
    Monumento a Benito Juarez

    Not well sign posted if walking and quite a walk from the center, but can be done. The park surrounding the statue is absolutely lovely. The Monument is enormous. Overall, definitly worth it if you have the time, but not a "must see" if you're only in town a day or two. Just a few pesos admission.

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    Plaza de la Corregidora

    by anagrettel Written Oct 22, 2007

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    This monument to honor "La Corregidora" (Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez) build by arqhitect Carlos Noriega, was made to commemorate the century of the Mexican Independence. Finished at september 13, 1910.

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    Statue of Chichimeca

    by JessieLang Written Jun 20, 2009

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    This statue honors the Chichimeca. They were the only Indian group in Mexico that was never subjugated by the Spanish. After fighting them for years, the Spanish eventually bought them off.

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    Los Arcos at night!

    by biljah Written Jul 2, 2004

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    The Arches at night are a sight to see! There is a little mountain that over looks the city and it is really great at night and can be very romantic.

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  • Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo

    by turos Written Jan 9, 2005

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    Entre los muchos tesoros artísticos con que cuenta Querétaro, podemos considerar uno de los más representativos el Real Beaterio de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, a quien fuera dedicado en 1752.

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