HONORING OUR ANCESTORS
To commemorate these important dates in the Mexican tradition, the offerings or altars of the dead are elements that cannot be missing to pay tribute to our deceased at home as well as to important figures in history or popular culture in our country.
For this reason, we invite you to visit some of the altars that you can find in public spaces of the Historic Center so that you can enjoy your walk to the fullest, of course maintaining the mandatory use of face masks and a healthy distance wherever you are.
Monumental Altar of Plaza de Armas
The main offering is dedicated to Rosalío Solano, a Bernal-born cinematographer from Queretaro, who worked with iconic filmmakers and artists of the Mexican Golden Cinema, such as Gabriel Figueroa, Matilde Landeta, María Félix, Cantinflas, Pedro Infante, among others.
With his talent for film photography, he shot more than 180 films during the 60-year career of his.
Without a doubt, he was one of the main Queretaro figures who had an impact on the culture of Mexican cinema in the middle of the 20th century, and who inspired the concept of the present Day of the Dead Festival Querétaro 2021.
Altar in Government Palace
Continue your tour of the altars in the Casa de la Corregidora, a few steps from the monumental altar. This 3-level Otomí offering pays tribute to 2 heroes of the Independence of Mexico: Agustín de Iturbide, who signed the Consummation of Independence on September 27, 1821, and Vicente Guerrero, one of the main fighters who made this passage a reality. essential of the history of Mexico.
Altar in Museum of the Conspirators.
Going down the Andador 5 de Mayo, this cultural enclosure dedicates its altar of the dead to one of the most important characters in the development of modern Querétaro, the historian, lawyer and teacher Fernando Díaz Ramírez, founder of the Autonomous University of Querétaro in 1951 and rector for more than a decade of this house of studies. We invite you to visit the altar and learn more about his life.
Altar in Libertad Gallery
Also around Plaza de Armas, in this well-known art gallery you will find the altar dedicated to Paula de Allende, a tribute to a poet and cultural promoter who broke schemes in a Queretaro still educated in the morals of the 19th century, as some of the illustrious Queretans who knew her, such as the poet Hugo Gutiérrez Vega or the writer Juan Antonio Isla, who recognize her feminist struggle from culture, well ahead of her time. Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about this woman who marked part of Queretaro's cultural life in the 70s.
Altar in Historic Center Delegation
In Jardín Guerrero, there is one of the most endearing altars because it is dedicated in memory of the Chronicler, both of the State and the Municipality, Andrés Garrido del Toral, who left last July after a prominent bibliography that he left on history and Queretaro society. Lawyer, professor at the UAQ Law School and author of about 20 pleasant books, it is an opportunity to remember him on these dates.
Altar in City Museum
A block away, in this cultural space that favors emerging and independent art, tribute is paid to the lawyer and renowned cultural journalist, Sara María Arana Figueroa, who, in addition to writing in several of the most important local media in Querétaro, It has also opened up reflectors for artists in recent decades, especially in presentations and in their spaces in the newspapers in the culture sections. Do not stop taking a walk!
Altar in Center for the Arts (CEART)
In the majestic former convent of the majestic Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, which today occupies the offices of the Center for the Arts and the State Secretariat of Culture, there is a magnificent altar dedicated to the victims of COVID19 that hit the entire world since the last year and it took countless people in Mexico, as in much of the planet. Undoubtedly, one of the most captivating reasons, which continues to be the subject of reflection these days, as we are still suffering from the ravages of this health crisis.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit these altars and honor the tradition of Day of the Dead in Querétaro, where history, culture and customs are lived in a unique way. Each of these offerings is a space for reflection, hope and an invitation to unite in life to move forward.