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…
Church in Querétaro

Templo y Convento de la Santa Cruz

One of the city's most interesting sights, this convent was built between 1654 and about 1815 on the site of a battle in which a miraculous appearance of Santiago (St James) apparently led to the Otomí surrender to …
Museum in Querétaro

Museo de Arte de Querétaro

Querétaro's art museum, 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 other o…
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.…
Viewpoint in Querétaro

Mirador

From this viewpoint there's a fine view of 'Los Arcos,' Querétaro's emblematic 1.28km-long aqueduct, with 74 towering sandstone arches built between 1726 and 1738. The aqueduct runs along the center of Avenida Zarag…
Museum in Querétaro

Museo Regional de Querétaro

The ground floor of this museum holds interesting exhibits on pre-Hispanic Mexico, archaeological sites, the Spanish occupation and the state's various indigenous groups. The upstairs exhibits reveal Querétaro's rol…
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. T…
House in Querétaro

Casa de la Zacatecana

This is a finely restored 17th-century home with an impressive collection of 18th- and 19th-century furniture and decorations, which veer between the chintzy and the austere (check out the wall of gruesome crucifixe…
Cathedral in Querétaro

Cathedral

The 18th-century cathedral features both baroque and neoclassical styles, with an emphasis on straight lines and few curves; it's said that the first Mass in the cathedral (then known as San Felipe Neri) was led by …
Monument in Querétaro

Monumento a la Corregidora

Plaza de la Corregidora is dominated by the Monumento a la Corregidora, a 1910 statue of doña Josefa Ortiz bearing the flame of freedom. It's a rather impressive and inspiring sight and there's a busy book market th…