WHAT TO DO THIS DAY OF THE DEAD?
We are getting closer to the Day of the Dead, one of the most emblematic celebrations in México that has remained alive through the years since the pre-Hispanic era.
On November 1 and 2, the flower of cempasúchil, chopped paper, gastronomy, incense and music set the streets to honor all those who crossed the earth plane and return at this time to meet again those who are still alive. Querétaro, being a state rooted in traditions, joins once again to the party with different events dedicated to this Mexican ritual.
Below, we listed some activities you can do in this important celebration in our city.
First stop: Visit the Casa de la Zacatecana
Enter in the mystery of the eleven rooms that divide this museum installed in a house of the XVII Century and its collection of viceregal art. Let yourself be guided by the legend of a couple from Zacatecas that inhabited the property at the beginning of the 19th Century and became famous for its tragic history full of enigmas and tragedies.
Location: Independencia 59, Historic Center, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro.
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Second stop: More legends
Let yourself be surprised by the legends that live in the streets of our Historical Center. Be part of a theatrical tour and know the stories like Don Bartolo, La Carambada, El Marqués, Chucho el Roto, La Monja de Santa Rosa y la Llorona.
Location and hours: You can find different options of this tour on the Andador 5 de mayo in Historic Center, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro.
Third stop: Animas, ghost museum and apparitions
It is a project driven by Studio III Cube by artist William Nezme. It will take you to the world of art and terror in the same plane, through the narration of stories and legends of the ghost of Queretaro through sculptures, photographs, texts, scenographies and animations.
Some legends that make up the first season of this museum and that you can enjoy in your tour are: the witches of Querétaro, the death of Josefa Vergara, the House of Don Bartolo, the dog of Pasteur, the mascot of Cervantes and the son of the devil.
So join your group of friends and get ready to worship the fear from another perspective within this museum.
Location: Calle Ignacio Allende Nte. 33, Centro, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 to 8:00 pm
Last stop: Altar in Plaza de Armas
Make a space in the agenda of your tour and add your visit to the Altar de Muertos (altar to dead) that is assembled each year in one of our main squares, Plaza de Armas. Full of symbols, colors, feelings and memories this is one of the most representative elements in this festival, which continues to preserve our traditions from ancient times and you have to visit.
In addition, this year is dedicated to the constituent Queretanos, and will feature performances by the theatrical group Sol y Luna from October 26 to November 5 in two functions: 6:00 and 8:00 pm.
Location: Luis Pasteur S / n, Centro, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro.
Now you have options to be part of this celebration and honor the Day of the Dead in Querétaro. Organize your visit and travel through these places, be amazed by the magic of Mexican traditions and do not forget to enjoy the taste of a traditional bread of death while walking through our historic center. Are you ready?