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Querétaro Travel Guide: 108 reviews and 212 photos

General Information

Capital: Queretaro

Cities: San Juan del Rio, Tequisquiapan

Population: 1,134,000

Size: 11,796 km

Weather: There are 3 different climates in the state.

- South: Between 12 and 18 Celsius degrees as an average.
- Center: Between 7 and 25 Celsius degrees as an average.
- North: Between 14 and 28 Celsius degrees as an average.

Distance from Mexico City: 222 km, 2 hours by car aproximately.

Main airlines: Aeromar, Aerolitoral with flights from the main cities in Mexico, such as Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.

Rainy seasons: From June to September.

Industrial activity focuses on the food processing (dairy products, canned fruit and vegetables, baby foods), chemical (fertilizers), and farm vehicle industries. Queretaro's proximity to Mexico City and an excellent road network facilitated the relocation of industry from the metropolitan area.

The municipalities in the vicinity of the city of Queretaro have all of the infrastructure to accomodate modern industrial plants.

Foreign companies, such as Kimberly Clark de Mexico, General Electric, Singer, Massey Ferguson, Gerber Products and Kellogg's de Mexico, among others have invested in the state.

The climate is generally dry and temperate and provides an excellent environment for agricultural products. Queretaro is well known for its vineyards, but avocados, peaches and apples are also cultivated. Major crops include corn, beans, sorghum, wheat, barley and alfalfa.

Colonial and modern architecture

Queretaro has a wide variety of architectonic styes, from old colonial buildings to modern squares and finance centers, including a French style railroad station whish is now transformed into a nice group of restaurants and bars.

This variety is the result of Queretaro's history that has marked the city with such amazing monuments.

Old Haciendas

During XVII and XVIII centuries, Queretaro was transformed into one of the main cities within the New Spain because of it's economical development.

This caused the main haciendas to be transformed into luxury palaces owned by the richest men in Mexico. This can be observed nearby the main square within the city thanks to the well preserved buildings which generate an unforgettable atmosphere for all visitors transporting them back in time to that age.

  • Last visit to Querétaro: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 6, 2003
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  • namiewa's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2006 at 8:30 AM

    Hola, great page of Mexico, keep up the good work.. and post more...Ciao

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2006 at 1:52 PM

    Feliz cumpleaños.....I love all Mexico pages. We are planning on retiring to Mexico. You live in an great country.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2006 at 11:24 AM

    Hola Alfredo! Feliz cumpleaños desde Finlandia! Tu ciudad parece muy linda.

  • Jan 12, 2005 at 7:02 AM

    Very nice page! I would love to visit Mexico. Happy B-Day y saludos de FLorida =0) Priscila

  • Jul 14, 2004 at 9:56 AM

    This looks like a beautiful city. I love the picture you have of the "old haciendas".

  • Mette-DK's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2004 at 1:01 AM

    Great page. I cannot wait.... I will be in Mexico in less than one month. Enjoy joy...

  • Jun 10, 2004 at 6:50 PM

    It was a good idea to add emergency #'s. I'll keep them handy, thanks. Also, I just wanted to comment that your home page is fabulous. Vero

  • Royal63's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2004 at 6:45 PM

    Looks like a great place to visit. It's on my "to see" list when I return to Mexico!

  • Eusko_Tren's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2003 at 10:22 AM

    Wow! Excellent and helpful information... Thanks

  • jgemini65's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2003 at 12:34 PM

    Nice introduction to your home town!

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