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Querétaro, One of the 32 Mexican states, it is characterized by its great commercial activity and the important colonial treasures that are home to its historic center. Located 200 km north of the Mexican capital, Santiago de Querétaro is situated at the crossroads of two main motorways, within reach of the main ports on both coasts. As a result, the region has attracted numerous international businesses and is the headquarters of the growing Mexican aerospace industry. The best hotels in Querétaro are for non-smokers and are characterized by combining modernity and traditional elements, a feature that makes them very special. Strategically located near the convention center, the hotels in Querétaro provide business trips and provide access to the historic city center, much loved by tourists due to its welcoming streets and beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Querétaro is known as the pearl of the heart of Mexico. It is more peaceful than the bustling capital of the south and offers equally important cultural assets.

A Place in History

A journey through the history of Queretaro begins by following the footsteps of its most interesting colonial residents: the conspirators who planned to overthrow the Spanish government in 1810. Pretending to be a social club, the revolutionaries met in the house of Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, known as La Corregidora. Now, her imposing statue looks out over the road that takes its name. Although it was discovered and suppressed by the Spanish government, the conspirators of Queretaro regrouped into the population for the cause of independence. Close by, the Queretaro Regional Museum is a former Franciscan convent. Its exhibitions show the history of the region in different rooms. The exhibition of an updated pre-Columbian life is particularly noteworthy. A walk up to Temple of the Santa Cruz it offers spacious views of the church towers and its surroundings. This place allows visitors to glimpse daily life in a 17th century monastery. Close by, the main attraction is the tree, whose thorns grow in the shape of cross. A little further up there is a lookout point with views of the Queretaro aqueduct, known popularly as Los Arcos. Long ago, this immense structure supplied water to the whole city.

Charming Walkways

Pasear por Querétaro es un deleite para los sentidos. The vaulted cathedrals, the tall towers of the church and its precious fountains welcome travelers arriving in the city. Pedestrianised streets form the backbone of the historic center, and vendors install their colorful carts along them, selling ceramics, clothes and jewelry. One of the most important industries in Querétaro is the mining of opals. Visitors can still find impressive fire opals on the jewelers or in the street vendors' carts. The open air cafés and restaurants abundant in the squares and gardens, attracting tourists and locals alike. The streets are meticulously clean and well maintained, which is a sign of civic pride.

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