A perfect weekend in Queretaro, city of Mexican history and beauty

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Where do you go, what do you do and where do you eat when you only have a couple of days to experience Queretaro? We made a special itinerary for exploring this city of history and beauty in one perfect weekend.

Friday evening

Welcome to Santiago de Queretaro! The city’s downtown, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, really heats up on friday nights. Walk around the main square to get a glance of the San Francisco Church, the state government’s headquarters and the Plaza de Armas.

Walk along 5 de Mayo Street and, just one block away, you’ll find María y Su Bici, a Oaxacan food restaurant and mezcal joint where you can kick the night off. On this same street, you’ll find bars and clubs playing all kinds of music, from electronic to indie, latin rhythms or folk.

If you check in at City Express Queretaro, located only five minutes from the main square, you can get in no time to your bed whenever you’re ready to get some rest.

Saturday morning

Good morning! Cut some time by enjoying the free breakfast included in all reservations made with City Express.

When you’re done, head over to Me Gusta Querétaro, an agency that offers a segway tour through the city that includes a tasting of typical products from the region. It’s a fun way to explore!

You have to visit at least one or two of Queretaro’s top museums. We especially recommend Museo Regional de Querétaro, ranked as number one attraction in TripAdvisor.



Saturday afternoon

Hungry? It’s time for some classic local dishes at Fin de Siglo, La Mariposa or La Cenaduría San Blas. Ask for a sopa queretana, some nopales en penca or pollo en huerto.

Pick one of two sites to enjoy the sunset and snap great pictures of the city landscape: Mirador de los Arcos or Cerro de las Campanas -they’re both perfect!

Saturday evening

If you have energy left for some partying, here you have two places that are great for the task:

Barra Habana. Mojitos and cuban salsa, that kind of says it al.

Zeppelin Factory. Enjoy the best live rock bands in town.

Sunday morning

Last day in Queretaro! Make the best out of your final breakfast by having it at Mercado La Cruz, the headquarters for all kinds of regional antojitos.

This is also the perfect opportunity for doing a final roundup of Queretaro’s finest monuments, such as the Fuente de Neptuno, Teatro de la República, and Templo de la Cruz, all of them are stunning and well preserved!



Sunday afternoon

It’s time to say goodbye to Queretaro with a final walk through the city’s main square. Take in as much as you can and remember that this gorgeous, central Mexico metropolis will always be waiting for you.


A perfect weekend in Queretaro, city of Mexican history and beauty