Living in Querétaro
There is probably no other city in Mexico which so harmoniously blends the magnificent architecture of Colonial times, the winds of Independence and national pride, the tranquility of beautiful natural sites and the state-of-the-art technological and manufacturing developments, national and international, preeminent in the country.
Known as the city of Querétaro, its official name is Santiago de Querétaro, the capital city for the state of Querétaro, which in territory is one of the smallest states in Mexico.
The state has a population of 1,827,937 inhabitants, representing 1.6 % in the country and 2.18% of the GDP.
Querétaro is only 2 ½ hours by highway from Mexico City, 20 minutes by airplane, and 9 hours by highway to the border with the USA in Brownsville, Tx. It is strategically located in the steadily-growing region of El Bajío, and counts with an inner customs system to support the movement and trade of international merchandises.
In 1996, the historic center of Querétaro was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. One of its most emblematic architectural developments is its Aqueduct, built between 1726 and 1738, and which consists of seventy-four arches, twenty meters wide, twenty three meters high and extending for almost 1.3 kilometers.
A beautiful engineering project, and symbol of prosperity and development in those times, and, at present, a permanent, silent witness of the city’s life.
Querétaro has been steadily growing since the 1990’s and has strategically developed in information technologies, aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, automotive industry, mining, food products and chemicals.
Vineyards have also importantly developed, representing not only the second most important wine production in the country after the State of Baja California, but also an opportunity for visitors to enjoy.
How is it to live in Querétaro?
Beautiful neighborhoods, a magnificent colonial architecture, friendly people, mild climate, great cuisine, international business, corporations, manufacturing plants, technology are some of the elements that contrive to the well-being of the city and state.
Recommended links for sightseeing in Querétaro
» Notable Sites in Querétaro
» Main Destinations
» Jalpan de Serra
» Enjoy wine in Querétaro
» Walk along Tequisquiapan
Querétaro has a semi-arid climate, with an average of 66 °F (19 °C) for the year, being May and June the warmest at 72 °F (22 °C), and December and January the coolest at 59 °F (15 °C).
Historic importance of Querétaro
Querétaro was strategic to the planning and development of the war of independence from Spain in 1810, and which years later culminated in the ending of the rule of Spain in 1821. It was also in Querétaro, where the current Constitution of Mexico was promulgated in the Teatro de la República.