BUILDINGS THAT CONTAIN THE SOUL OF QUERÉTARO
The city of Querétaro stands out for the art and culture that is lived in its streets and precincts; it has played an important role in Mexico's history, and its Historic Center has been consolidated as a World Cultural Heritage Site since 1996, for its architecture and urban layout.
Querétaro is a modern and avant-garde city, its colonial buildings inspire astonishment and beauty while safeguarding tradition, legends and invaluable artistic creations.
Queretaro's museums portray the historical moments the city has lived through and the characters that have been key to it, and the galleries exhibit beautiful and unique works and photographs. These buildings are in charge of government and private agencies, showing the great commitment of the people of Queretaro to create and participate in cultural spaces.
These are ten museums not to be missed in your visit to Querétaro:
Museo Regional de Querétaro
It is located in the old San Francisco Convent. Its rooms exhibit the different stages Queretaro has lived through, from pre-Hispanic to viceroyalty, and the state's participation in Mexican History; it exhibits the life and cosmovision of indigenous people, and the historical development of the same convent where it is located.
Corregidora 3 Sur, Centro Histórico, Querétaro, Querétaro
FB: Museo Regional de Querétaro. INAH
T: 442 212 2031
Museo de la Ciudad
It was founded in 1997, previously the property belonged to the former Convent of San José de Gracia of the Capuchin Sisters. Today, it has exhibition rooms, rooms for workshops, a forum and an auditorium, where pictorial, photographic and sculptural presentations, plays, dances and music recitals are exhibited.
Warrior 27 North. Historic Center, Querétaro, Querétaro
FB: Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro
T: 442 212 4702 / 442 224 0617
Museo de la Restauración de la República
It opened its doors in 2003, and its facilities also belonged to the former Convent of San José de Gracia of the Capuchin Sisters. In it you can appreciate documents, photographs, models and exhibitions referring to different historical events in Mexico.
Guerrero 23 North. Historic Center, Querétaro, Querétaro
FB: Museo de la Restauración de la República
T: 442 224 3004
Museo de los Conspiradores
The museum is dedicated to the characters that were part of the Conspiracy in Queretaro in 1810 before the Independence, and is located in a large house of the nineteenth century, restored for this purpose. It is decorated with beautiful murals that portray historical moments and has a room for temporary exhibitions.
Andador 5 de Mayo No. 18, Historic Center, Querétaro, Querétaro
FB: Museo de los Conspiradores
T: 442 2144 5423
Museo de Arte de Querétaro
Inaugurated in 1988 in the old Cloister of San Agustin, it is a place that contains spacious exhibition rooms and a patio with New Spanish Baroque architecture, recognized as one of the most beautiful in Latin America.
Allende 14 Sur, Historic Center, Querétaro, Querétaro
FB: Museo de Arte de Querétaro maQro
T: 442 212 2357
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Querétaro
It opens in 2018 and has exhibition halls, project rooms, an archive center, a museum room and warehouses. The site promotes interaction with local, regional and international artists to encourage the production of quality contemporary art.
Manuel Acuña s/n esq. Reforma Barrio de la Cruz, Centro Histórico, Querétaro, Querétaro
FB: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Querétaro
Museo Casa de la Zacatecana
It opened to the public in 2001 and has 11 permanent rooms, which exhibit nearly 700 pieces from the 17th century, among which are Christs carved in different materials, and a collection of clocks.
Independencia 59, Centro Histórico, Querétaro, Querétaro
FB: Museo Casa de la Zacatecana
T: 442 224 0758
Museo de Arte Sacro
Previously, it served as the Royal Hospital of the Immaculate Conception and as a Telegraph office. The museum has rooms with permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Ignacio Allende 4 Norte, Historic Center, Querétaro, Querétaro
FB: Museo de Arte Sacro Qro.
T: 442 212 4470
Museo del Calendario (MUCAL)
It is located in a restored 17th century mansion, and has been sponsored by the company Calendars Landin. The place provides a tour of the origin of the calendar, how it is in other cultures and a representation of the Aztec calendar, original paintings of recognized calendars, and the historical and artistic reason behind them.
Madero 91, Historic Center, Querétaro, Querétaro
FB: MUCAL Museo del Calendario
T: 442 212 2187
Museo Fundación Santiago Carbonell
In 2014 it begins its activities, it is a place created by the master Santiago Carbonell where he exhibits his work through the years. With the aim of bringing art and culture closer to young people, the museum has temporary exhibitions of invited artists, and opens its terrace overlooking the city for private events.
5 de Mayo 90, Historic Center, Querétaro, Querétaro
FB: Museo Fundación Santiago Carbonell
T: 442 212 8052