Queretaro Explore  Advanced search
Interests   Area
Religious tourism
Good Life
Towns and cities
co-Tourism and campings
Queretaro City
Semidesierto de Querétaro
Sierra Gorda
Sur de Querétaro
Map of the State
Queretaro in the World
Ciudad de Querétaro > Santiago de Querétaro > Cultural

The Patio Barroco was formerly part of the School of San Ignacio de Loyola; today it is the UAQ School of Philosophy building. This baroque-style courtyard is one of the most peaceful places in Queretaro. Contemplate its subtle pink stone, its beautifully carved arches, its perfect symmetry and iconographic elements

Print article
Send to a friend

Visiting hours are subject to the Autonomous University of Queretaro (UAQ).


If you’re interested in baroque architecture, you’ve come to the right place. Notice the singularity of its door frames and arches, and the beautiful fountain decorating the courtyard.


Google maps
Useful information

Keep in mind that students take classes inside this building; out of respect, please be discrete and quiet. 

More information

The Patio Barroco was formerly part of the School of San Ignacio de Loyola; today it is the UAQ School of Philosophy building


Cultural events are occasionally hosted in this courtyard, they’re definitely worth attending to further appreciate the art within this magnificent place. 


The Santiago parish is next to the Patio Barroco, you can take the opportunity to see it and remember the Patron Saint who founded the beautiful city of Queretaro. 

How to get there

Patio Barroco is located on the street of 16 de Septiembre. The easiest way to get there is to take Av. Universidad and then Prospero C. Vega. The courtyard is in front of the Fondo de Cultura and next to the Santiago parish. 

  • Highslide JS
  • Highslide JS
  • Highslide JS
  • Highslide JS
Hotel Boutique La Casa del Obispo
Pasteur Nte. 26-B, Centro Histórico
T. (442) 214 0892 / 212 7648
Visit the website
Hotel Quinta Lucca
4 Estrellas
Benito Juárez 119-A, Centro Histórico
T. (442) 340 4444 / 340 0215
Visit the website
Hotel Real de Minas Inn
3 Estrellas
Av. Constituyentes Poniente 67 Casa Blanca
(442) 216 1134
Other Attractions
The International Airport of Queretaro is opening three new flights with AeroMexico, Volaris and American Airlines to Mexico City, Cancun and Tijuana.
The new project called Routes of Queretaro (Rutas de Queretaro) presents travelers a wide array of destinations and services to choose from. Discover Queretaro’s unknown destinations and let yourself be swept away with its impressive natural, gastronomic, architectural, historical and cultural wealth.
You’re guaranteed to have a good time at Plaza Constitucion, thanks to its restaurants, music, dancing fountains, balloons, and unique environment.
The Real Convento de Santa Clara de Jesus (Royal Convent of Santa Clara de Jesus) was founded around 1606. During the colonial period it was one of the largest and most important convents in New Spain.
Querétaro Tours Explorer Gastronomy Hotels Fun Festivities Films
• Tours
• Theaters
• Shopping
• Nightlife
• Films
• Theaters