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Santiago de Querétaro

A travel journal to Queretaro by lobosolo

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Quote: Santiago de Querétaro is a beautiful, clean, colonial city that once was the federal capital of México.

Meson de Santa Rosa

Hotel | "Mesón de Santa Rosa"

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This is a 21-room hotel worthy of a small-fine-hotel award. It is exquisitely remodeled after a multi-family property that gives character to the hotel. You can almost always enjoy the weather here, which is sunny the better part of the year. Nothing is better than basking in the sun by the hotel's handsome pool. And for the gourmets, the restaurant-bar is a must.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 2, 2003

Meson de Santa Rosa
Pasteur Sur 17, Centro historico
Queretaro, Mexico
52 (442) 224 2623

Roster's

Restaurant

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Roasted chicken is an excellent choice when you have to fix lunch on the go. I use this option when I go on a picnic or a walking trip. However, I like this particular roaster because it offers five flavorings: adobo, herbs, bacon, red pepper (chipotle), and garlic. It is also on my way out to the picnic site of my preference. Oh, yes, and it's a very economical option.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 10, 2003

Roster's
Andador Galaxia 11, Fracc. Los Olivos
Queretaro, Mexico

Hambur Muú!

Restaurant

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Hamburgers are always hamburgers, even if you can spice them up with jalapeño or other picante sauces. These are a little on the big size and can be taken out, but for the time spent on it, you'll rather have them on site.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 10, 2003

Hambur Muú!
Av. Colinas del Cimatario 201
Queretaro, Mexico
(442) 232-94-00

Los Delfines

Restaurant

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On Sundays they have a buffet with a variety of seafood and you'll think you are traveling all around México. Stuffed crabs are a must, as are the marinated quail eggs -- an apppetizer even children like -- and, of course, frog legs. There's live music Thusdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and some Sundays.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 17, 2004

Los Delfines
Tecnológico No. 40 Sur, @ Zaragoza
Queretaro, Mexico
011 52 442 216 2555

La Mariposa

Restaurant | "Nevería y Cafetería La Mariposa"

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This place has been here for 70 years and serves very traditional food and sweets, all made in Mexico. The plan here is that you don't have to be rushing anything, so you know it's very freshly made with the traditional flavoring of times past. With under $13, two can eat -- with dessert.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2004

La Mariposa
Angela Peralta 7, Centro
Queretaro, Mexico
011524422121166

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If you like Spanish food, you probably will enjoy this restaurant very much, but it is not the only thing they serve. For example, we had carpaccio, which was delicious. Wine is also very well-selected. Expect to spend about $30 per person on a full meal. Inside the building, they have a discotheque, so you will find it convenient to not call it a night until you dance a bit...

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 3, 2004

La Travieza Tapas Bar
Andador Libertad 64, Centro
Queretaro, Mexico
011524422144658

Palacio de Gobierno

Attraction

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Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, the rector (or Corregidora as she is formally known), sent a message from a room on the first floor of this building to Ignacio Allende in San Miguel, about 20 miles away, annoucing that she was being held captive and that the Independence movement should start sooner than planned . . . You can visit the room in question if senators are not in session the day you visit.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 2, 2003

Palacio de Gobierno
Plaza de Armas
Queretaro, Mexico

Convent

Attraction | "Walk in the Convent... and Leave with a Cross"

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When you visit the Convento de la Cruz (La Cruz Convent), you will see the end of the aqueduct that has made the city famous. The cited aqueduct was constructed by a very rich marquis because he was madly in love with one of the nuns at the convent. When he learned that the convent did have problems getting the water, he started paying for the aqueduct to be built and did a beautiful archway that poured the water in the convent through the kitchen, making it possible for them to additionally have what could be closest to a refrigerator in those days (remember, this was the 16th century). Well, back to our story, the convent was founded long before, and in the orchard of it grows a tree that has thorns...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 31, 2005

Convent
La Cruz Convent at Plaza de los Fundadores
Queretaro, Mexico

Walking

Attraction | "Walk around"

Walking Photo, Queretaro, Mexico
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Leisure walks with no shopping for me, please. Although if you like shopping around downtown, what you should look for is arts and crafts, and barhopping is very fine, too.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 23, 2005

Walking
Throughout Queretaro
Queretaro, Mexico

Interesting Facts

Story/Tip

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Our Constitution was signed here, and it is not far away from Mexico City. We have been designated a Cultural World Asset and have in our state a national (federal) biosphere reserve worth visiting. Santiago de Querétaro is the state's capital and you will find friendly people always.