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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

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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.


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

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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. 

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