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Queretaro is the ideal destination for business
tourism. It integrates a valuable history with the
rhythm and modern lifestyle of a cosmopolitan
Due to Queretaro’s possession of a magnificent historic and cultural legacy, UNESCO has declared four World Heritage Sites: the Historic Monuments Zone of Queretaro, the Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Queretaro, and the Royal Inland Road. Besides, The Places of Memory and Living Traditions of the Otomi Chichimeca People of Toliman are considered an Intangible Heritage
Queretaro is found right in Mexico’s
heartland. Its privileged location allows it to be
the origin and destination of travelers, due to
its extensive connectivity with the main cities
and harbors in the country.
The state of Queretaro has an average year temperature of 68°F
Queretaro Intercontinental Airport is located at only 20 miles from Queretaro’s downtown. This airport offers flight connections to any part of the world, a fact that turns Queretaro into a destination for everyone. As an alternative, Mexico City’s International Airport, located at only three hours driving from the city of Queretaro, has flight options to every destination in the world.
The Franciscan Missions of the Sierra Gorda
They symbolize the last phase of evangelization
in Mexico. Each temple represents an eloquent
artistic declaration by using both franciscan
and indigenous motifs and symbols; each façade
flaunts a unique representation of Mexican
Baroque. UNESCO declared the ensemble a
World Heritage Site on 2003, due to its artistic
and cultural value, since they are a singular
and amazing sample of the race mixture in this
zone. The Sierra Gorda mountain range is ideal
for practicing ecotourism and trying out the
regional gastronomy; it is a great combination
of nature and culture.
The Historic Downtown of Santiago de Queretaro Santiago de Queretaro is a city proud of its colonial past, its baroque architecture and its impressive Aqueduct, built during the 18th century. On 1996, the historical downtown was added to the list of places considered World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. To visit it all, there are walking and trolley guided tours.
Places of Memory and Living Traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas of Tolimán On 2009, UNESCO declared this zone an Intangible Heritage Site, due to its immeasurable cultural and symbolic value, given to it by the sacred traditions preserved until today by the otomí-chichimecas. It includes all the sacred sites and rituals of this indigenous civilization, which are mainly represented by Queretaro’s semi desert, the Otomí family chapels, the festivities, the pilgrimage routes, Bernal’s monolith and the indigenous memory itself, among others. Since this heritage is not tangible, its purpose is to preserve culture and avoid its disappearance.
Royal Inland Road Literally translated as Royal Inland Road, also known as the Silver Route or the Santa Fe Road, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site on 2010. This was the route through which all the quality merchandise was transported during the colonial times. This road created wealth and development around it; this can still be perceived and appreciated today through the opulent estates located in San Juan del Río.