Top 10 places in Queretaro

1. Historical Sites

Queretaro has been an important center of Mexican history throughout the years with many historical sites to visit. While you are here try visiting the following history-rich sites:

  • Casa del Corregimiento
  • Panteón de los Queretanos Illustres
  • Teatro de la República

2. Museums

The capital city is a common habitat and source of inspiration for many artists. You can visit the permanent collections and exhibitions of the  multiple museums located in the city:

  • Museo de la Ciudad
  • la Casa de la Zacatecana
  • el Museo de Arte
  • el Museo de la Magia del Pasado
  • el Museo de la Restoración

3. Temples

From baroque to neoclassical, each facade, remate and detail speak of a promising viceregal past and a saturated religious life. Querétaro, was the third most important city of the Viceroyalty of New Spain and its religious buildings remain to prove this truth.

  • Cathedral
  • Convent of Santa Cruz
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Rosa de Viterbo

4. Mansions and Legends

At nightfall, ancient legends and myths of the city come back to life. The mansions are no longer offices or shops and return to the stories of various characters known by the citizens. Actors and musicians narrate the chilling legends. To book your travel you can call to any of these companies:

  • Noche de Apariciones Queretanas (T.140 9123)
  • Leyendas y Mitos de Querétaro (T. 212 4565)
  • Noche de Leyenda (T. 265 4558)
  • Querétaro y sus Leyendas (T. 212 8940)
  • las Leyendas Cobran Vida (T. 22 5191)

5. Gastronomy

Queretaro is home to delicious, Mexican dishes that can be found almost anywhere. Let your taste buds take over and give in to trying some traditional food at these amazing locations:

  • Gorditas at Guerrero’s Garden
  • Tamales in Arteaga
  • Churros on 5 de Mayo
  • Milkshakes at La Mariposa
  • Enchiladas Queretanas in El Arcángel

6. Nightlife

The heart of the city is filled with establishments for all ages, tastes, and atmospheres. Everything is close by making it ideal for bar-hopping, making it easy to change up the night. Try out some of our nightlife recommendations:

  • La Milagrosa
  • Selva Taurina
  • el Bar Varela

7. Squares

Queretaro’s central area is made up of various gardens and squares full of culture, history, and beautiful, traditional architecture. They are a great place to take a walk, eat an ice cream, and just relax. You can not leave without visiting them! How about starting off with these:

  • Jardin Zenea
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Plaza Mariano de las Casas

8. Crafts

In Queretaro, you can find beautiful items all over the place made by the hands of locals. From beautiful embroideries, ceramics, textiles, and candy there are endless items that you can purchase to take back a piece of Queretaro home with you. Some places where you can purchase these crafts are listed below:

  • la Casa de las Artesanías
  • Andador Libertad 52
  • enQué Arte
  • Pasteur Sur 6–a
  • Casa de Ecala

9. Boutique Hotels

The majority of the boutique hotels in Queretaro have the peculiarity of being stationed in old houses that belonged to famous families from the time of the viceroys. You get a taste of the past in a modernized setting. Visit any of these hotels that combine design and history for an unforgettable stay:

  • el Antiguo Mesón de Aspeytia
  • la Casa del Naranjo
  • la Casona de la República
  • el Serafín
  • la Casa del Atrio
  • la Casa del Obispo
  • la Casa de la Marquesa
  • Doña Urraca

10. Theater

If you are into the art of theater, it is sure that you will find something in Queretaro. From classic theater to movies and comedy, Queretaro offers it all. check out some of the places listed, promise you will not regret it:

  • el Corral de Comedia
  • los Cómicos de la Legua
  • Teatrito La Carcajada
  • Sol y Luna


1. Cenotes and underground rivers (Yucatán)
2. Xel-Há (Yucatán)
3. Basaltic prisms (Hidalgo)
4. Palenque (Chiapas)
5. Underground streets (Guanajuato)
6. Teotihuacán (state of México)
7. Monte Albán (Oaxaca)
8. Paseo Santa Lucía (Nuevo León)
9. Tajín (Veracruz)
10. Tulium (Quintana Roo)

*P.S. what has been listed on this page is not all of it, so go out and explore the city!

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