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Travel to Queretaro, one of Mexico's less touristic destinations in inland Mexico, and only 130 miles away from Mexico City. Traveling inland to a city like Queretaro is an excellent tip for those people wanted to get outside of the tourist resorts and get a real flavor for what it's like to be in Mexico!S
Queretaro is a city in the North-West of Mexico that used to be an old silver mining city, and has a direct link to Mexico's past. It was here in Santiago de Queretaro in 1531 that the Mexico Independence Movement founders secretly met to overthrow their Spanish rulers.
Visiting Queretaro is an excellent travel tip for those looking to acquaint themselves with the history of Mexico. In 1996 it was named a UNESCO world cultural heritage site, due to its great historical significance and historical landmarks.
One of the most famed landmarks is the Convento de la Santa Cruz, on Sangremal Hill. The church is now a peaceful place of worship and patronage but once served as a bloody battle site, where the Otomi Indians and Spanish Conquistadors warred in 1531. A vision of St. James holding the cross is said to have appeared in the sky, causing the Otomi tribe to automatically convert to Catholicism. The church is a lovely Neoclassical and Baroque style, with a pink stone cross, which was modeled after the cross seen in the vision of St. James. Tours of the church are also available.
While visiting the Convento de la Santa Cruz you will also see the famed sandstone aqueduct of Queretaro, which was built somewhere between 1726 and 1735. Legend has it that a rich and famous marquis built it in order to impress one of the covenant's nuns, whom he was deeply in love with. The aqueduct runs through the covenant's kitchen and supplies water to the local city, with a history woven into the cultural fabric of Queretaro.
Another city hotspot is the Plaza de la Independencia, which served as a 17th century marketplace, and now is the city's main plaza. Independence plaza is also equipped with sidewalk cafes and beautiful mansions and colonial buildings. There is also a statue which depicts the Marques de la Villa del Villar del Aguila, the famed marquis who built the city's aqueduct.
Another 'must' visit on your trip to Queretaro should be the Museo de Arte, or the art museum, which is one of Mexico's finest museums of Mexican colonial art, sculpture, photography and painting. Featuring artistic works of triumph from the 17th, 18th and 19th century period in Mexico and arranged according to artistic style, the museum also features European art, but specializes in Mexican art. The museum is also housed in a gorgeous baroque-style building, itself worthy of praise.
There are direct flights to Queretaro in Queretaro's international airport, for added convenience. However, if you plan on exploring more of Mexico, flights can also be arranged to Mexico City.
There are numerous cheap flights to Queretaro, which will make your vacation to Mexico all the more worthwhile.
Flighthub offers the cheapest flights available, so there's no need to hunt and scour the entire internet in search of the best bargain. Visiting a cultural gem of a city like Queretaro is an ideal destination in and of itself, or in combination with visits to other cities in Mexico, and promises the perfect vacation destination for you and your fellow travelers.