About Queretaro

The beautiful city of Santiago de Queretaro, commonly known just as Queretaro, is the capital of the state and municipality with the same name. It was declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, due to the fact that in its historic downtown there are splendid temples, buildings, big houses, museums and old streets; the colonial city receives with open arms the domestic and international tourism.

One of its biggest attributes is the preservation in great shape temples and buildings that have left their trail of their life in the past centuries. In its religious architecture stand out the Cathedral of Queretaro, Beaterio de Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Real Convent of Santa Clara de Asis and the Congregacion Temple. Among its historical buildings one can mention De La Republica Theater, Plaza de Armas, Government Palace, Ecala House, Marquesa House and Zacatecana House.

The main symbol for the people from Queretaro is the mega construction of 72 arches known as the Aqueduct, and engineering piece from the XVIII century. It is a construction considered as the most important from its century, built thanks to the economic support of Marques Don Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, who solved the water supply problem that in those times represented one of the main challenges.

There is even a legend (El Marques) that tells that he created this monumental construction to quietly show his love for a nun. This and other legends, like the one of Chucho El Roto or La Carambada are oral traditions that have survived time and reborn in the famous “Nights of Legends”, that are narrated or dramatized for the entertainment of the tourist.