Historic Center of Santiago de Querétaro

Historic Center of Santiago de Querétaro

Historic Center of Santiago de Querétaro
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vagabondginger
Alicante, Spain1,246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Our tour group came in late in the day from San Miguel de Allende and our hotel was just a short walk away from the historic center. Because it was on a Saturday it was extremely busy. The city is a Unesco World Heritage Site. he architecture is from 17th & 18th centuries. Lots of cafes and lots of activity. Wish we could have arrived earlier as it got dark just after we arrived.
Written 18 March 2020
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markanderson2017
Playacar, Mexico73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
El Centro in Queretaro is both expansive and quaint at the same time. The restaurants and bars are plentiful around the many squares. The vendors are everywhere and are not aggressive in any manner. A simple "No gracias" and everyone is on their way. All sorts of shopping tiendas are all throughout El Centro. There are some that are a tad overpriced, but what do you expect in a tourist area. The best part are the people. We were there for two months and that encompassed Christmas and New Years. The nonstop entertainment along with the overall joy of couples, families and everyone in general was refreshing and heartwarming. A must do when you find yourself in Queretaro.
Written 27 February 2023
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irwin s
Alexandria, VA129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I love walking around the historic center. There's always a colorful mix of locals and tourists. (I have nothing against the beautiful new suburbs of QRO, but the locals have been living the way you see them today for the past 100 years. ) The Zocalo (Jardin Zenea) in the center of town is wonderful to visit on weekend evenings, where crowds dance to music, often local bands. Stop and get coffee or a' tres marias' sundae under the colonnade across the street. There are many good, reasonably priced restaurants in the center, and some wonderful and cheap taquerias, as well. The Sunday market at Jardin Guerrero has good, local crafts. And you can get your shoes shined by guys who've been there since I lived in the building next door in the 1960s. You can walk (north) to Rio Queretaro, then continue walking into local neighborhoods with their own colorful, local markets. Or you walk south thru lovely Alameda Hidalgo (often locked after hours, boo hoo) and continue to Parque Nacional El Cimatario, if your legs are in good shape.
Written 3 December 2023
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David
Mexico City, Mexico60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Clean streets and well-maintained, colorful buildings attest to the civic pride and excellent maintenance of this charming city centre
Written 8 July 2020
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Rico M
Irvine, CA80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We visited Queretaro, Queretaro and Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende (Gunajuato) and found this to be the nicest of the three to walk about - both of the others were over crowded - for Guanajuato city this was probably because of the Cervantes exhibitions - which I do not think are worth the bother, San Miguel had the best shopping.
Written 26 October 2018
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bwilkins2014
Kingston, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
The centro historico area of Queretaro is a sight to behold. The architecture and the history here rivals Guanajuato, Guadalajara or Mexico city. It is, however a city of only 1.5 million and this part is so special.
Written 2 April 2017
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Katie F
Washington DC, DC3,692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Since this city is a lively business center with international travelers coming and going, lots of people stay in high-rise hotels on the outskirts of town and may not visit the historic center. That would be a shame, as this city's center is a UNESCO World Heritage site and shouldn't be missed. So, if you head to Queretaro on business, take a half day at the very least, to browse the streets and plazas and historic sites of the old part of the city. Great places to stay and to eat here as well. For tourists and travelers, skip the big hotels in the burbs and stay in one of the smaller place in the center where you can walk to everything. It's well worth a visit.
Written 9 November 2016
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garcier1@icloud.com
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The hotel has nice rooms near the garden, with a good view; the problem is when they have a party in the ballroom located close, they do not tell you two things: the lies on what it ends and they said they did not know when they have parties. It was a shame to see a mother with an infant in one of the corridors of the hotel trying to make the baby sleep despite the noise.
Written 30 November 2019
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Kathy F
Chicago, IL93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Queretaro is one of the best cities to enjoy the true spirit of Mexico in a safe environment. A collection of sixteenth century churches and lush plazas with frequent musical entertainment fill the very walkable historic center. Surrounding this traditional core is the modern, thriving commercial city of Queretaro, with many contemporary restaurants, shopping malls, parks, and other attractions for adults and families. We have been here 4 times and would go back in a minute. Easy bus or car travel from here to Mexico City, San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato and other cities significant in Mexican Revolution. Not a lack of tourists exactly, but the vast majority of folks are middle-class Mexicans with a welcoming spirit of hospitality.
Written 28 October 2019
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Robert B
Macau, China149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
The Queretaro downtown (historic) area is very special. Several pedestrian only streets that have been fully refurbished transform it into an even more interesting town than San Miguel de Allende. The streets and sidewalks are covered with flat tile instead of San Miguel’s round stones. Both towns are beautiful and slightly different although Queretaro seems to have more elegant and classical former homes and palaces. Both towns deserve visiting.
Written 12 June 2019
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