The old colonial town of Querétaro is unusual in having retained the geometric street plan of the Spanish conquerors side by side with the twisting alleys of the Indian quarters. The Otomi, the Tarasco, the Chichimeca and the Spanish lived together peacefully in the town, which is notable for the many ornate civil and religious Baroque monuments from its golden age in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|A Mexican Art, Wine, and Cheese Tour||2020||2.8km||post|
|The Hill of Bells||2019||4.6km||site_ao|
|The World’s First Calendar Museum||2019||3.1km||site_ao|
|Parroquia of Santiago Archive||2019||2.7km||site_ao|
|Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo||2019||3.1km||site_ao|
|Zacatecana House Museum||2019||2.5km||site_ao|
|Santiago Carbonell Foundation-Museum||2019||2.4km||site_ao|
|Convento de la Santa Cruz (Convent of Santa Cruz)||2019||2.1km||site_ao|
|Museo Bichos Querétaro (Querétaro Bugs Museum)||2019||2.5km||site_ao|
|Jardín Héroes de Chapultepec (Garden Heroes of Chapultepec)||2019||3.4km||site_ao|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.