Where to Go / What to Do in Santiago de Querétaro

The historic capital of Queretaro has played an important and relevant role in the life of free and independent Mexico. It has been birthplace of the reunions of conspiracy against the Spanish emperor, place of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo giving end to the North American invasion, tomb of the invading emperor Maximiliano de Habsburgo, murdered in the Cerro de las Campanas, and capital of the Mexican Republic during the presidency of Venustiano Carranza and the political Constitution of 1917.

On your visit to this antique and magical city, you must visit the Historical Center of the city, declared ¨Cultural Patrimony of Humanity¨ by the UNESCO, where the Plaza de Armas is found, the Casa de la Corregidora, la Casona de los cinco Patios, the Episcopal Expalace, the Cathedral, the Temple of Tersitas, the Temple and Exconvent of San Francisco, the Theatre of the Republic (also where our national hymn was first sung), where Maximiliano de Habsburgo was sentenced, where the Political Constitution of Mexico was made in 1917; and much more.

MUSEUM OF ART OF QUERETARO
The ex-convent of San Agustin is an example of the extraordinary architecture that developed in Mexico in the colonial period. In the Museum of Art in Queretaro there are plastic works exhibited by national and international artists. Besides presenting temporary painting and theatrical exhibitions, they also present literary, photographic and musical exhibitions.
Calle de Allende Sur #14, Centro Histórico
Phone (442) 212 2357

MUSEUM OF THE CITY
Located in an antique section of the historic Convent of the Capuchinas, this is the place where the French emperor that invaded Mexico, Maximiliano de Habsburgo, was judged and sentenced to death.
Guerrero 27 Norte corner with Hidalgo, Centro Histórico
Phone (442) 212-38-55

REGIONAL MUSEUM OF QUERÉTARO
This museum is a tower that crowns the first convent constructed in 1541 for the order of Franciscans that arrived to evangelize the Queretaro Indians. Its sober decorative style shelters a great picturesque content from the XIX and XX centurias, rescued by the armed battles that the convents suffered during the confirmation of modern Mexico. It also has objects and documents that hold the history of the entity and the greatest Queretaro inhabitants.
Corregidora Sur Nº 3
Phone (442) 220 20 31

JARDÍN DEL ARTE (GARDEN OF ART)
This is a tribute to the dedication of society and the Queretaro government for the cultural conservation of the region, by designing a space for public exhibition of any form of art.
Andador Vergara corner with Independencia, Centro Histórico



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