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Plaza de Armas, Queretaro City

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Head to the heart of Queretaro's historic center at Plaza de Armas, a bustling town square. Surrounded by 18th century architecture, the square represents a good point from which to view the city's colonial manors and mansions. A photographer's eye will be drawn to the open aspect of the square, in contrast to the often cramped streets around the historic center. Choose from a number of atmospheric restaurants, bars, and cafes, which line the square and offer alfresco wining and dining. The square's central fountain is topped by a statue of Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, the nobleman and benefactor who funded so much of the city's development. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Queretaro City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Plaza de Armas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Awesome place to just hang out. Go there and buy some cute souveniers and do some site seeing. I'd opt for a leyends and myths tour as well  more »
  • Plaza de armas is at Queretaro's downtown. This is a beautiful square where you can just sit on a bench and what mexican people perform on the street. Musicians, clowns, mariachis and I even saw some ...  more »
  • Love the history in this city and this was no exception. We visited the site as part of a trolley tour of the city. It was one of the stops. I was so glad we took the extended sight seeing tour.  more »
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  • Its kindness, its local rythm the mixture of styles and the afluence of different times of Mexico's history in just single square makes this historical and emblematic place one of the most important and beautiful scenes of Mexican Province and hard is to mention this when around this neighborhood there are plenty of gardens and plazas with a marvelous and almost romantic accent. The Marques monument is a solemn reference of the south entrance of Bajio. I can recommend to walk from the top of hill from the Acueduct and the Corregidora's grave down to this Plaza it is simply amazing. The whole history of Mexico is in that space of territory. From the Empire to the Revolution, from the Conquer days to the Independence war. The Maximilian trial the Independence Conspiracy and the root of Queretaro's life all come together in that Plaza. Unforgettable.
  • An extraordinary place, right in the core of Queretaro city. Night life at this place is amazing. You can buy handcraft, eat some food, take a beer, up to walk your dog. RECOMMENDED!!!
  • Spent a lot of time in this plaza; from being lost to hanging out. The trees are awesome and there was a guy doing Michael Jackson dances one night. The people around were all really laid back and cool; also a good place to have a nap. (Quite a few were, not homeless; just artists chilling)
  • The heart of the historic center, have a seat and watch everything happening here, you can find a statue of the arch's sponsor surrounded by fountain dogs. Common venue for protest or celebrations. Next to good restaurants, some coffee shops, luxury hotels and the historical State Government palace, feel free to explore every corner.
  • Beautiful plaza in the historic part of QuerĂ©taro. You have restaurants and you're also able to walk around to other beautiful places from there