Baroque Queretaro

Tour Number

Activity Level

713317


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Yes. All sites in the tour are suitable for kids but the tour is a long one, and after a while kids might not keep up with the rest of the group.

Friendly: No.
No. I'm very sorry but lots of stairs and unleveled floors make the old buildings unfriendly with disability persons.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Walking tour: 200 years of baroque exuberance in downtown Queretaro


The discovery and conquest of the New Continent coincided with a transcendental religious clash in Europe. One of the aftermaths of the split of Christianity was the Catholic church's boost of a new art style, the "baroque".

Since the first years of the conquest and after the discovery of huge silver deposits in northern New Spain, Queretaro became the granary, manufacturer and crossroad to and from the mines and Mexico City. The economic effect of this commerce activity enabled the richest families in Queretaro to sponsor the creation of baroque building, painting, sculpturing, music and lyric writing.

Along the years, due to a change of style and constant conflicts in the country, many baroque examples and masterpieces were lost forever. Nevertheless, much was saved to see and admire, so take yourself a chance to know some of the marvels left in the city.

Itinerary

Meeting at the Holy Cross convent stairs.

Visit several sites and corners along the city where you'll be able to admire catholic temples, former convents, fountains, offices, mansions, museums and even the ancient hospital in the most exuberant baroque style buildings from the XVI to the XVIII centuries.

You'll compare these baroque marvels with a few neo-classical style examples, but it won't be just architecture, there are paintings, furniture and sculptures too, that survived the coming of the new style and survived the destruction due to the constant conflicts in the country.

We'll take a break in the middle to take a light refreshment and a meal once we finish the tour in a traditional restaurant, so you can enjoy its historical local cuisine.

I recommend you to take a look at the gallery of the tour.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Holy Cross Convent stairs. In the corner of Independencia street and Felipe Luna street. Barrio La Cruz.

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Walking tour.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

245 Mexican Pesos - Admission tickets in six different museums:
La Cruz convent. $20 MXP
Zacatecana museum. $45 MXP
Regional Museum. $60 MXP
Sacred Art museum. $60 MXP
Art museum. $30 MXP
Santa Rosa museum. $30 MXP

What’s Extra

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Admission tickets in six different museums:
La Cruz convent. $20 MXP
Zacatecana museum. $45 MXP
Regional Museum. $60 MXP
Sacred Art museum. $60 MXP
Art museum. $30 MXP
Santa Rosa museum. $30 MXP

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    200 USD(for up to 8 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    713317


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Yes. All sites in the tour are suitable for kids but the tour is a long one, and after a while kids might not keep up with the rest of the group.

    Friendly: No.
    No. I'm very sorry but lots of stairs and unleveled floors make the old buildings unfriendly with disability persons.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

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