With rich history, pleasant climate, colonial-style architecture, and the best sunsets,
Santiago de Queretaro, will make you fall in love with this location.
Perhaps the most ideal way to explore Queretaro is to visit the Historic Center, with its
colonial-style monuments, you’ll discover numerous plazas, gardens, and museums. You will
also find traditional food and sweets from the region.
We also recommend you to visit the most popular market in Queretaro “Mercado la Cruz” which
is located at Plaza Fundadores, where you can get traditional food; If you go for breakfast
we suggest the tamales with orange juice and if you go at lunchtime you can try the taco de
alambre, gringa, and volcanes.
The architecture in Queretaro is unique and it reflects a lot of his history, with beautiful
churches and public buildings that you can visit during your stay. Queretaro was declared a
World Heritage landmark by the UNESCO.
You can pay with US dollars, Credit/Debit cards on most restaurants and establishments. If
you pay with cash the exchange rate will be lower, it’s better to visit a foreign exchange
agency, a bank or an ATM to turn your currency into Mexican pesos.
Information about Embassies, Consulates or Consular Agencies for U.S. and Canadian citizens.
In case of emergency, lost passport or general assistance to citizens traveling in Mexico
please contact the proper embassy or consulate.
U.S. Embassy in Mexico City
Paseo de la Reforma 305 Colonia Cuauhtemoc 06500 Mexico, D.F.
Assistance to U.S. citizen
From the United States:
Embassy of Canada in Mexico
Schiller 529, Col. Bosque de Chapultepec (Polanco) Del. Miguel Hidalgo 11580 Ciudad de
Mexico, D.F. Mexico
Assistance to Canadian citizen
You don’t have to worry on Queretaro, as is one of the safest cities in Mexico, but like in
every other city, we suggest to take common sense precautions.
Arriving by air
Querétaro Intercontinental Airport has many options for transportation like shuttle services
or car rental. But if you prefer to take an Uber, the driver may ask you to walk one block
away from the entrances.
Common flights to Queretaro. (Approx.)
Chicago - 4:23 hrs.
Dallas - 2:39 hrs.
Detroit - 4:50 hrs.
Houston - 2:11 hrs.
Mexico City - 1:10 hrs.
Monterrey - 1:20 hrs.
How to move around the city
Public and private transportation is very affordable and it will take you to most places.
Due to the size of the city, traffic can be a little bit crowded so we recommend taking a
taxi or an uber.
Where to stay?
Queretaro has many hotels and motels with prices ranging from $30 - $80 USD per night.
Feria Nacional del Queso y Vino
Date: May and June
Venue: Parque la Pila
Hay Festival Queretaro
Venue: Varies per event
Festival Internacional del Globo
Hot air balloon fest
Venue: Leon, Gto.
Feria Ganadera de Queretaro
Date: November and December
Venue: Ecocentro Expositor
For more information about the events, please check their official website or social media.