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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel in Queretaro or San Miguel de Allende.
End location: Same as pick up.
Duration: 8 hours
Museums are closed on mondays.
We will move in a sedan 2009 or newer for four passengers plus the driver. Note: When it's 4 people 3 passengers will travel in the back seat, bigger vehicle available with extra cost.
Pick up and drop off at your hotel, transportation and my guiding services.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 Pesos - Entrance to the museum, food and drinks.
Food, drinks and the entrance to the museum.
My tour guide credential allows me to guide all over the country.
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Wonderful tour. Aarón was very knowledgeable of the city and it's culture. I would most certainly take another tour with ToursbyLocals the next time I'm in the area. Thank you again Aarón!