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Querétaro is a city in central Mexico, it is capital of the state of Querétaro. The city's full name is "Santiago de Queretaro", and although it's spelled out fully on the doors of every taxi in the city, nobody uses the full name in polite conversation.

Get in

By plane

Queretaro has a brand new international airport (IATA|QRO). There are direct daily flights from Houston, Texas. Domestic flights are expensive, so a bus may be more convenient (especially from Mexico City).

By bus

There are many buses that go to Querétaro from major cities, such as Mexico City or Guadalajara. Buses are normally inexpensive and some bus lines offer student discounts in either official Mexican holidays or the summer, winter and April vacation period. First class buses often offer movies and can be very comfortable.

The bus station is on the outskirts of the city, and features separate terminals for first-class bus lines and the local and regional second-class lines.

By car

There is toll road from Mexico City to Querétaro. It costs about 114 pesos for an automobile. The drive is about 2 hours, but add another hour for leaving/entering Mexico City.

Get around

Taxis will take you anywhere in town for a fare from $20 pesos up to $100 (to the airport $250) . Taxis do not have meters. Fares are established by the government and are determined by zone of pick up and zone of drop off.

There are many privately operated buses on the main roads. You can buy a route book on any newspaper stand.

The historical center of town is very compact. It's easy to walk around once you get there. There are also tour trolleys available.


The Centro Histórico (Downtown area) is considered a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, and it includes the Cerro del Sangremal (Hill of Sangremal), crowned by the Convent of the Holy Cross and the flat area on the east that extends into the Cerro de las Campanas (Hill of Bells).





Querétaro has many nightlife districts where you can enjoy all kind of music and people, everything for everybody.



The budget sleeps are in Calle Juarez between Reforma and Zaragoza. They range between 110 and 300 Pesos. Some of them are incredibly basic.

Mid- and Toprange


Querétaro has one of the fastest growing foreign populations in Mexico, and the need to learn Spanish is growing.

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