Querétaro City 🇲🇽 Mexico Tourism Video Guide – Travel & Discover

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the central Mexican city of Queretaro is a treasure waiting to be discovered set against a scenic natural landscape this city contains a wealth of invaluable treasures that recount mexico's glorious and fascinating history the old colonial town of Queretaro is unusual and having retained the geometric Street plan of the Spanish conquerors side by side with the twisting alleys of the Indian quarters Theo Tommy Carrasco chichi Mika and Spanish lived together peacefully in the tone which is notable for the many ornate civil and religious baroque monuments from its golden age in the 17th and 18th centuries santiago de queretaro was founded in 1531 during a period of bloody battles between the native american peoples and their Spanish conquerors the city was dedicated to the Apostle Santiago or Saint James whose image upon a white horse given a pink cross appeared in the skies during a battle with the natives leading to the surrender the church of the congregation of guadalupe was built in 1680 of pink quarry stone in the Baroque style it was dedicated to the virgin of guadalupe whose statue stands on the niche between the two towers inside the church is a sumptuous example of Mexican Baroque architecture with altars and marble statues adorn each of the churches many altars querétaro combines the past with the present creating an incomparable mixture of history culture and tradition the cobblestone streets of the historic center contrast with the modern highways that give access to the city pedestrian streets called on the daughter's resemble a chessboard a distribution common to Spanish cities artisan shops offering an extensive range of crafts including glassware paintings and pottery line the narrow streets of the city's historical center the Church of San Francisco is one of the oldest buildings in credit there are its construction dating to approximately 1550 one of the earliest compounds built by the Franciscan Order in Mexico it is also correct arrows most ancient church as well as until 1922 the city's Cathedral a Spanish duce the church as a prison for revolutionaries during the Mexican War of Independence after Mexico successfully gained its independence from Spain the New Mexican government wanted to reduce the church's influence in Mexico as a result of this decision the Church of San Francisco was divided into parts while some of the other sections of the original convent were destroyed the church's interior contains eleven altar pieces in carved stone two chapels sculptures and other noteworthy decorative elements the courtyard of the Museo de ho na can be accessed through a portal since November 6 1936 the convent cloisters have been used as the exhibition rooms of the regional museum construction on the cloister was begun only in 1660 under the direction of Sebastian vias Delgado the building represents a local variation of the Baroque style an elegant structure with open patios corridors flowery arches and graceful stairways the decoration of the cloister is based on a repetition of concentric lines in blue yellow and pink creating a truly original rhythm today the regional museum houses a wide array of exhibits from the bones of Paleolithic animals to pre-hispanic Indian relics to artifacts of colonial Mexican history on display are various carved sculptures religious relics and historic documents among other pieces of significant artistic value the museum also houses one of the most important collections of colonial mexican paintings as well as valuable works from the 19th century we're de todos historic center offers the visitor over 460 years of history and tradition as can be seen in its aqueduct churches mansions and palaces which combined to make this city one of Mexico's most spectacular attractions from the colonial era the neptune fountain a neoclassical work by the sculptor francisco eduardo 3-squared us dates from 1797 rumor has it that it was once sold by the monks during a period of economic difficulty today it stands in a small park on the corner of Madero and IND the Baroque style Royal convent of Santa Clara diocese was built in 1707 by order of Don Diego de Tapia son of the city's founder the church's austere facade is soberly decorated its exterior provides an unexpected contrast with the lavish interior which is adorned with baroque altar pieces engraved doors and a superb choir one of the church's walls is covered in altars carved of cypress and plated in gold to an impressive effect six remarkable baroque Retta bells and acquire laughter also gilded each was a self-contained composition sculptures and paintings of saints are prominently displayed the Baroque style parish an ex convent of San Agustin today houses Corita Rose Art Museum built in 1731 it is one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Latin America the typical 18th century cloister the former convent is rectangular in shape and enclosed by lodges in each of its four sides with vertical lines that seemed to soar heavenwards the arches are supported by thick pillars in a delicate equilibrium a fountain graces the center the cloister human figures foliage and geometrical shapes are carved into the stone while the archway is lining the courtyard are striped with multicolored bands their lines forming octagons with serrated edges the church and former convent of San Augustin is widely considered the most beautiful construction of the Castilian order in Mexico the splendid religious compound is a superb example of the Baroque style with magnificent engravings in quarry stone the streets of credit that are aligned by centuries-old buildings inhabited by indigenous Mexicans the town has splashes of European splendor but generations of natives have added depth to its vibrant culture parrot arrows Cathedral in the neo-platonists K style has a facade made of pink stone and volcanic rock the interior of the cathedral contrasts with its highly ornate facade this aqueduct represents Mexico's most important engineering feat of the 18th century it is formed of 74 sandstone arches that stretch for 1280 meters and reach a maximum height of 23 meters one of the heroines of the insurrection against Spain was liqueur AG Doren herself Ortiz de Dominguez the wife of the magistrate of Queretaro she was deeply involved in flooding the insurrection standing upon a small hill that rises gently above the lively Sunsplash plazas and green clipped laurels of Central Corridor is the church an ex convent of Santa Cruz the hill is said to have been a location of a historic battle between the Spanish and the native otome tribe three public theater is classified as a National Monument for its important role in Mexico's history the Church of Santa Rosa de Vie parable is recognized as one of the most impressive baroque churches in Latin America construction was begun in 1728 and completed in 1750 to the exterior boasts an imposing red dome as well as an intricate baroque steeple that is composed of two levels the walls are covered in blue and white tiles arranged in a highly original pattern an immense wall in the church's interior is covered by large altar pieces carved out of cypress wood and covered in gold the pulpit is also carved of wood and covered in ivory silver and tortoiseshell the Cerro de Las Campanas which is completely surrounded by the city is of historical importance the Serra de cemetario is located south of the city and is home to a semi Alpine environment the church and convent of Carmen are magnificent religious constructions built by the Carmelite friars with the help of local governor Don Felipe de Guzman the first stone of the convent school was laid on June 29 16:15 by the Viceroy of New Spain Diego Fernandez de Cordoba the church's interior contains several magnificent baroque altar pieces Mexico's history can be read from the streets plazas and monuments of Queretaro sight of many of the major events in Mexican history particularly during its struggle for independence from Spain a stroll through the streets of its historical center reveals a wealth of magnificent colonial architecture sediment the original native urban plan like modern-day Mexico where a thorough lives its colonial and native history side by side queer eat arrows historical center was classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996 you


7 Comments

Jervin Quisada · May 15, 2019 at 7:41 am

like your video man! ⚡️
I made a CINEMATIC Travel Video from my trip to Nice!

Cosme Salas · May 15, 2019 at 7:41 am

Great job! I plan to go there soon. I love the architectural buildings and the high number of museums. Thank you for making the video. You have a great voice

Ghojan MG · May 15, 2019 at 7:41 am

ok, i live here its not THAT magical haha :p

Alejandro Sutono · May 15, 2019 at 7:41 am

The narator doesn't have the ability to mimic, i.e., correctly pronouncing Queretaro. Can someone please coach her?

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