An always fresh village
San Joaquin’s charm grows with its height, when the weather is cold and humid, with the ancient constructions and parietal art, cold witnesses of the life of old settlers. In addition, mining deserves special mention in the pre-Hispanic history of San Joaquin, named Pueblo Mágico in the year 2015.
The tourist multiplicity of San Joaquin offers the tourist an endless number of activities to do. Among them, you can visit the Campo Alegre National Park, wooded area to enjoy pleasant country days. The place has palapas, showers, lighting and grills.
The archeological zone of Ranas is located 3 km from the municipal head, on the top of two hills. It is considered an important Ceremonial Center, occupied by the Chichimecas, that acquired importance by its function as center of religious, political and economic control. It also offers its visitors other tourist attractions such as the rock paintings of El Durazno, Los Azogues and San Francisco Cats.
The Caves of the Herrera is a place whose visit is obliged, is an example of the majesty of nature. Inside you can admire the formations of stalactites and stalagmites that are formations of more than 100 million years. The municipal head has tourist sites such as Piedra Redonda, Mirador de la Cruz and the Tree of the Foundation.
You can also visit the Archaeological and Mining Museum, installed on the top floor of the Municipal Library building. In this enclosure are exhibited pieces of ancient indigenous cultures that were developed what is currently the community of San Joaquin.
It is advisable to visit San Joaquin in the month of August, since this month the most important traditional celebrations are held. Another regional event not to be missed is the Huapango National Dance Contest, which takes place in April.
The most representative culinary traditions are represented by the pork meat in green sauce with nopales, the barbecue of lamb and the mole. The fruit liqueurs, especially those of peach and apple, are delicious, as well as pumpkin sweet, chilacayote and ate.
Palacio Municipal s/n, Col. Centro. San Joaquín, Qro.
T. (441) 293 5319
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