QUERETARO AND ITS CULTURE
Since you are in the city, take the opportunity to take a tour of some of the main museums in the Historic Center. You don't need to book! Just do not forget to respect and maintain the use of face masks and a healthy distance to enjoy the best culture in the capital of Queretaro.
We have a few recommendations for you to visit and make the day last on your cultural walk this weekend.
ROUTE OF MUSEUMS FOR THE FAMILY.
If you are accompanied by the little ones, we recommend that you visit the Museum of the City in the morning. This venue, in addition to its temporary exhibitions of emerging art, you can find some activities for the little ones, as this space gives rise to workshops, plays and films for all ages. Free entrance. Click here
Also, the Cerro de las Campanas Interactive Museum has a space where children can learn in a more dynamic way about the most important passages of history in Querétaro. In addition, the green areas surrounding this historic site will allow you to run and have fun outdoors. Museum cost: $ 18 pesos, free for people under 18 and over 60.
For the afternoon, you can take them to visit the Calendar Museum to learn more about the function and history of the almanacs and enjoy the pleasant facilities of this old colonial house, where they can also have their food in the cafeteria garden. Click here
CONTEMPORARY ART ROUTE
Knowing a city is also given through works of art that reflect the cultural development in the state in first-class exhibitions in historical and architecturally beautiful venues. In these sites you can spend hours contemplating the different techniques, colors, figures and reflections that recognized and current artists share with you.
Start with the Museum of Contemporary Art Querétaro, located next to the Temple of the Cross. This site rebuilt a decade ago is part of the old and First College of Propaganda Fide in Latin America, which trained evangelizers since the second half of the seventeenth century. This weekend you will find a variety of both collective and individual exhibitions that you can consult here. Admission is free. Hours: 12:00 to 20:00 hrs
In the afternoon visit the Museum of Art of Querétaro, located in the old former convent of San Agustín. The baroque arcades that decorate the inner courtyard are one of the most beautiful colonial architectural samples in the state. You will find incredible angles for your photos.
Take advantage of the commemorative exhibition for the XXXIII Anniversary of this cultural venue. You will find masterpieces by 66 renowned artists who have passed through the rooms of this museum in more than three decades. Hours: 12:00 to 20:00 hrs. More info here
Querétaro was inscribed in the History of Mexico in at least three momentous moments: The Independence of Mexico, the Fall of the Second Empire and the Promulgation of the Political Constitution of 1917.
In the Museum of the Restoration of the Republic you will find various documents, maps and objects that recreate those years in which the Second Mexican Empire would be established, led by Maximilian of Habsburg between 1864 and 1867. On the property that occupies this cultural enclosure, the Austrian emperor before being taken to his execution and seeing the recreated cell in the place will blow your imagination almost 150 years ago. It is located just a few steps from Jardín Guerrero. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. TEL. 442 224 3004. More info here.
On the 5 de Mayo walkway, a few steps from the Government Palace, known as Casa de la Corregidora and from where the hero sent the message that gave rise to the beginning of the fight for independence, is the Museum of the Conspirators. Through artistic murals, this site recreates scenes that pay homage to all the characters who, together with Josefa Ortiz, Miguel Domínguez, Epigmenio and Emeterio González, met to separate the country from the Spanish Crown. Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PH. 442 214 5423. More info.
Finally, the Regional Museum of Querétaro is the right place to get to know and learn about local history, from pre-Hispanic times to the first decades of the 20th century. Take your time and visit the 5 rooms that will take you on a super interesting journey through what led us to be this great state. You will find it a few steps in front of Jardín Zenea, in the former convent of San Francisco. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ph. 442 212 2031. More info here.
The beautiful Historic Center of Querétaro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, allows you to combine any of these recommendations due to its proximity and walks through the beautiful streets and walkways.
The museums are closed on Mondays. Do not forget to go out with face masks, take a healthy distance and respect the measurements in any place you visit. Let's continue enjoying the best of Querétaro with #TurismoResponsable