A journey through history with a private local guide
The city of Santiago de Queretaro preserves a very important quantity of historical buildings, that's why it was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
We will travel through time to discover how was life during the colonial period, when the New Spain (Mexico) was ruled by the Spanish Kingdom. We'll see old convents and churches from the 17Th and 18Th century.
The Independence war had its beginnings here, and we'll visit one of the houses where the conspirators had their meetings to plan a war against the Spanish Kingdom.
See the place where Maximilian's the First (the emperor that came from Austria)court martial took place, sentenced to the death penalty by firing squad with his loyal general, Miguel Miramon and Tomas Mejia. They were executed in Cerro de las Campanas, a place that we will see during our tour.
You can decide between the visit to the Regional Museum or the Art Museum, both located in former convents, that belonged to the Catholic Church. And we'll also visit the Convent of La Cruz.
We will start Acueduct;
Visit to the convent of La Cruz;
Plaza de Armas and its sorrounding houses;
Regional or Art museum;
Church of Santa Clara;
Church of Santa Rosa;
Cerro de las Campanas.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Museums are closed on mondays.
We will move in a sedan 2015, for four passengers plus the driver, with air conditioning. Note: When it's 4 people 3 passengers will travel in the back seat, bigger vehicle available with extra cost.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 Pesos - Entrance to the museum, food and drinks.
My tour guide credential allows me to guide all over the country.
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Our tour of Queretaro was great. The historic center of Queretaro is very interesting , with many beautiful buildings and tree lined plazas. The city has a long and rich history. Aaron was very informative.