Queretaro is a gorgeous colonial city, an architectural jewel that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is located in a privileged area of central Mexico, in a beautiful region known as El Bajio. This is mostly a cultural destination and it combines the past perfectly with the present, something that can be seen everywhere from the cobblestone streets of its picturesque historic downtown area to the modern highways encircling the city.
Visit the wide variety of museums and amazing historical monuments of Queretaro, such as the Aqueduct, and discover the magic of the city, something that can be appreciated in the modern architecture of the Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez theater, the impressive Corregidora Stadium, or the new Convention Center.
In addition to a rich culture full of legends and traditions, the lively city of Queretaro also features plenty of attractions for those who enjoy culture, adventure, dancing, listening to music and sampling delicious regional cuisine rich in flavors and aromas from the 16th century, as well as spectacular 100% Mexican wines. Experience an unforgettable afternoon on a famous "callejoneada", a street parade full of music, student bands and groups of wandering minstrels.
Take a trip back in time and discover the grandeur of Mexican culture as you take in the fascinating combination of architectural styles, cool weather, welcoming people, and the sound of Huapango music.
The Historic Downtown Area of Queretaro was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996 thanks to the impressive rich 17th and 18th century architecture used in the area’s religious and civic buildings. It is a true architectural gem, a testament to Mexico's illustrious colonial past. Read more
The Aqueduct is considered to be Queretaro's most important urban construction of the 18th century and was built to bring fresh water to the city. The construction began in 1726 and took 9 years to complete. Made from pink quarry stone, the aqueduct features 74 arches that reach up to 75 feet in height and stretch out for 4,200 feet.Read more
There are a variety of tours that allow you to explore the Historic Downtown Area of Queretaro and its surroundings. If you really want to explore the buildings, “Casonas” (affluent colonial houses) and plazas, there is no better way than by taking a guided walking tour. Read more
There are a number of regions in the state of Queretaro that have a perfect climate for winemaking. There are two wineries to visit in particular, Cavas Freixenet and Vinedos La Redonda, offering excellent 100% Mexican-made wines and fascinating daily tours of their properties. Read more
The Intercontinental Airport of Queretaro operates connecting flights between a number of destinations in Mexico, as well as Dallas and Houston in the United States. A great advantage is that the city also offers easy ground access to several domestic destinations, including Mexico City, whose airport is the main entrance point for people visiting Queretaro.
Queretaro has remarkable hospitality facilities that include more than 12,500 rooms, complemented by numerous event spaces headed by the Queretaro Congress Center, which was designed to comply with global quality standards. It is home to about 70,000 square feet of exhibition space, Read more