Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Querétaro

MUCAL

The first of its kind in the world, this extraordinary museum is the labor of love of its owner Señor Landin, whose family has been producing calendars in Mexico for decades. There are two parts to the museum: 19 ex…
Nature Reserve in Northeast Querétaro State

Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda

Established in 1997, and now run by CONANP (Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas), the Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda, in the rugged Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range, covers the northeastern thir…
Museum in Querétaro

Museo Regional

This museum is beside the Templo de San Francisco. The ground floor holds interesting exhibits on pre-Hispanic Mexico, archaeological sites, Spanish occupation and the state's various indigenous groups. The upstairs…
Church in Querétaro

Templo y Convento de la Santa Cruz

Ten minutes' walk east of the center of Querétaro is one of the city's most interesting sights. The convent was built between 1654 and about 1815 on the site of a battle in which a miraculous appearance of Santiago …
Museum in Querétaro

Museo de Arte de Querétaro

Querétaro's art museum, located adjacent to the Templo de San Agustín, occupies a splendid baroque monastery built between 1731 and 1748. It's worth visiting to see the building alone: angels, gargoyles, statues and…
Theater in Querétaro

Teatro de la República

This lovely, old functioning theater, complete with impressive chandeliers, was where a tribunal met in 1867 to decide the fate of Emperor Maximilian. Mexico's constitution was also signed here on January 31, 1917. …
Church in Querétaro

Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo

The 18th-century Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo is Querétaro's most splendid baroque church, with its pagoda-like bell tower, unusual exterior paintwork, curling buttresses and lavishly gilded and marbled interior.…
Church in Tequisquiapan

La Parroquia de Santa María de la Asunción

The 19th-century neoclassical La Parroquia de Santa María de la Asunción with its pink facade and decorated tower is the town's centerpiece. It overlooks the wide and attractive Plaza Miguel Hidalgo that is surround…
Church in Querétaro

Templo de San Francisco

This impressive church fronts Jardín Zenea. Pretty colored tiles on the dome were brought from Spain in 1540, around the time construction of the church began. Inside are some fine religious paintings from the 17th,…
Museum in Bernal

Casa Museo del Dulce

This museum highlights the town's former factory that produced caramelised sweets. You can wander through kitchens of old, see the sweets in production and get a sugary hit (think samples of the dulce de leche bites…