Visit Querétaro

The city of Querétaro is an extraordinary destination in the heart of the Mexican Republic. Situated 222 km from Mexico City, it has excellent connections with the rest of the country. Furthermore, the city has played an important role in the country’s history. The Chichimeca and Otomí peoples once lived in the valleys and mountains here, until, in 1531, the area was conquered by the Spanish and the city of Santiago de Querétaro was founded.

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In the 19th century, it was here that the Independence Conspiracy began. It was in the Casa de La Corregidora, today the state government building, on 13 September 1810, where Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez gave Ignacio Pérez the message that sparked the beginning of the War of Independence.

By 1840 Querétaro was the capital of the Mexican Republic; later, during the period of French intervention, the city was the site of the trial of Emperor Maximilian I and his generals Miguel Miramón and Tomás Mejía in the Teatro de la República. They were later shot on the Cerro de las Campanas, bringing an end to the Second Empire in 1867.

In 1916, after the Revolution, Venustiano Carranza formed Congress in this city. This body was made up of representatives from all the states, and it created the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States on 5 February 1917. This document contains the laws that are used to govern our country today.

Where is the tourist office?
For any tourist services, visit Calle Luis Pasteur Norte No.4, Centro Histórico, 76000 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro.