Queretaro
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Queretaro Colonial Cities
Queretaro

Located at about 200 km northwest of Mexico City in central Mexico, in a region known as “El Bajio”. Its capital is the city of Santiago de Querétaro. Full of national historical events and an increased rate of accelerated industrial and business development, in addition to several sites declared World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1996: Historic Monuments, the Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda and the unique Intangible Heritage of Humanity in the world : The Otomi Chapels , places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí- Chichimeca culture.

The State of Querétaro was inhabited by Otomi and Purepecha groups, the latter being dominant. There was also a small presence of nomadic tribes called Chichimeca (pames and jonaces). There are some archeological sites dating to this time as “El Cerrito” in Corregidora, the “Frogs sites” in the Sierra Gorda and Toluquilla .

The Spanish arrived in unknown date 1528. In September 1810 Querétaro became the cradle of the independence movement.