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Cultural Day Trip from Queretaro: Exploring The Mexican Independence Cities

Queretaro City, Mexico
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Ideal for history enthusiasts, this tour takes you to three of western Mexico’s most beautiful colonial cities. Departing Santiago de Queretaro, you’ll visit Dolores Hidalgo—known as the Magic Place because of its stunning architecture—and Atotonilco, home to the ‘Sistine Chapel of Mexico’, See, too, the UNESCO-listed historic monuments of San Miguel de Allende, a city replete with leafy courtyards and cobbled streets. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.
  • Tour of Dolores Hidalgo, Atotonilco, and San Miguel de Allende
  • Ideal for lovers of history and culture
  • Learn of Dolores Hidalgo's rich colonial history during a tour of the 'Pueblo Magico' (Magic Place)
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel of Mexico in Atotonilco
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed historic center of San Miguel de Allende
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
Your day-trip commences in the early morning, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle at your Santiago de Queretaro hotel. After 1.5 hours spent on the road, you’ll arrive at Dolores Hidalgo and learn of its integral role in Mexico’s fight for independence. Learn of the legends behind the town’s streets and buildings, and visit the house of influential Catholic priest, Miquel Hidalgo, before you continue to Atotonilco.

The magnificent Baroque frescoes that decorate the ceiling of the Sanctuary of Atotonilco have earned the church the title of ‘Sistine Chapel of Mexico.’ Gaze at heavenly depictions of religious scenes before proceeding to your final destination: San Miguel de Allende.

The UNESCO-listed city’s leafy courtyards, cobbled streets, and colorful architecture begs to be explored: browse stores selling artisan souvenirs, learn of San Miguel de Allende’s historical importance, and admire highlights including the modernist Parroquia de San Mighel Arcangel.

Finally, your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.


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