Querétaro: a state full of History


Querétaro is a Mexican state located 222 km away from Mexico City.

In pre-Hispanic times, the region was inhabited by indigenous people, from the Chichimeca and Otomí ethnic groups, until the Spanish colonized Central Mexico, and in 1531 the city of Santiago de Querétaro was founded.

Since then, Querétaro has been an important witness of Mexican history since it was part of the Independence movement at the plot that took place at the house of Doña Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez on September 13, 1810.

Querétaro was also part of other important chapters of Mexico’s history, such as the trial against emperor Maximilian and his generals Miguel Miramón and Tomás Mejía and their execution at the Cerro de las Campanas; it was also the place where the 1917 Constitution was created.

Moreover, Querétaro is home to amazing tourist attractions such as its iconic Aqueduct, which is 1,280 meters long and that provided water for the region once its construction was finished in 1735; its historical center, which is full of old houses, plazas, and gardens and that was declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site due to its baroque architecture that makes it the best example of a Spanish viceroyal city.

Other tourist attractions in Querétaro include its Plaza de Armas, the Guerrero Garden, its Art Museum, the Regional Museum, the Theater of the Republic, and the House of Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez.

Source: El Universal

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