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11 de August, 2022

Welcome to Queretaro! The place where visitors find culture, architecture, handicrafts, natural sights, and never-ending spots to explore the beauty of Mexico. As noted, there are six Pueblos Magicos. Each one is worth a visit as each are very different from each other.

  1. Amealco
  2. Cadereyta de Montes
  3. Jalpan de Serra
  4. San Joaquin
  5. Bernal
  6. Tequisquiapan



Queretaro sightseeing is more than just visiting Santiago de Queretaro. And if you prefer spots where you can admire the milky way in the nighttime, you have come to the right place. In Amealco it's possible to see a huge abundance of stars in Amealco’s skies.  In the Cerro de Los Gallos, you can also go hiking, biking, and do other activities.

The Museo de las Muñecas (Doll Museum) is another must-see, as it is very representative of the uniqueness of this small town. Don’t forget to try the pulque bread.

Cadereyta de Montes

More than 43 miles long, The Presa Zimapan is a spectacle for those who visit it. It is an enormous natural dam that is ideal for sport fishing on Zimapan Lake.

In Cadereyta de Montes it is you will also be able to appreciate cactacea (an unusual type of cactus) located in two greenhouses: Quinta Fernando Schmoll and the Regional Botanical Garden. You will also find diverse plants of this species at either location.

Be sure to try barbacoa and nopal prickly pear, which is a preparation of steak or chorizo meat baked with prickly pear cactus - a very traditional meal in Cadereyta.

Jalpan de Serra

Jalpan de Serra is a Magic Town located in the heart of the Sierra Gorda, surrounded by caves, rivers, waterfalls, and lakes. The huasteca cuisine found here is found especially in the area.

It’s also worth pointing out that one of the five Franciscan missions that were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003 is located here.

When you get to Jalpan de Serra, visit the downtown area and admire the architecture of the Templo de Santiago Apostol. Take a tour of the Museo Historico de la Sierra Gorda, discover the archaeological site of Tancama, explore the caves and try the town's dishes, such as beans with cactus soup, coffee pot “gorditas” and “revoltillo”.


San Joaquin

Also located in the Sierra Gorda, San Joaquin goes beyond just offering outdoor activities or local gastronomy. This small village is considered the Capital of Huapango, which for the last 46 years, has hosted the National Huapango Competition, an event where more than 500 dancers come from all over the Huasteca region and even from the United States to compete in this traditional dance event.

The Gruta Los Herrera is a must-see destination - It’s a place more than thousands of years old offering lots of stalactite and stalagmite formations.

San Sebastian Bernal

Bernal is a place full of peace and adventure. So much so that the most daring can climb the Peña de Bernal, the third largest monolith in the world, (after the Rock of Gibraltar in Spain and Pan de Azucar in Brazil). It is more than 10 million years old and comes from a volcano that over the years became inactive while the lava inside solidified. It is more than 8,200 feet above sea level.

For wine lovers, Bernal offers the Viñedos Azteca (Aztec Vineyards) where it is possible to take a tour to learn about the process of production of this wine from grapes of this region only, resulting into a lovely wine.


Tequisquiapan is more than just a Magic Town to visit for a weekend and where the traditional richness of Mexico is experienced in all its magnificence.

For the world's wine gourmets, the Ruta del Vino y Queso (Cheese and Wine Route) is a must in Tequisquiapan, both to taste the wide variety of cheeses and wines that are produced here. Guests will have a real treat tasting the cheeses and wine products of Tequisquiapan.

If you are lucky enough to visit Tequisquiapan during the grape harvest season, you will have a great opportunity to be part of the grape treading while experiencing an old and historical practice.

For those seeking a pre-Hispanic approach to traditional Mexican medicine, we recommend taking some time for relaxation and personal connection while taking a Temazcal bath.

Visit Queretaro and experience each town’s unique and interesting character and charm.

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