SAN JUAN DEL RIO AND TEQUISQUIAPAN, QUERETARO - THE BACKPACKING

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SAN JUAN DEL RIO AND TEQUISQUIAPAN, QUERETARO

Tequisquiapan and San Juan del Rio , located in the southeast of Querétaro , are two populations that have the attractions to make your weekend the best travel experience. San Juan River , the second largest of Queretaro, dating from the sixteenth century , when the area became a must for travelers going north in search of gold and silver step. The foundation of the town took place on
the banks of the San Juan River , fertile land suitable for cultivation and animal husbandry. Two centuries later the population, urbanized , had six temples and an aqueduct that regulated water supply .

 Thanks to the railroad in San Juan del Rio and later trade industry increased. His show, one of the most important in Mexico , attracted more visitors each year , so many inns and hotels emerged . Walking through the historic center of San Juan del Rio is very nice. Today the city has a large industrial corridor , but not lost its provincial charm . The temple of Santo Domingo is a real gem . The old hospital of San Juan de Dios , which also housed a temple and a convent , and the Sanctuary of Carmen , well worth a visit , as is the old building of the Teatro Hidalgo ( Movieland ) , the Plaza de la Independencia and the presidency city ​​. The lapidary , especially opal - and basketry are the main crafts of the locality. If you visit San Juan del Río be sure to taste the local ice cream and yogurt. The streets of San Juan del Río always lead to a square or a park, in which its inhabitants will welcome you with a smile . A few miles from San Juan del Rio is Tequisquiapan , famous for its hot springs . Tequisquiapan in recent decades has become one of the favorite resorts of the capital and Queretaro . Its mild climate and its narrow colonial streets invite you to take a tour without haste or surprises . In the center of town is the Miguel Hidalgo Plaza, chaired by a metal kiosk nineteenth and surrounded by stone arches .

 At one end stands the parish of St. Mary of the Assumption with a Neoclassical facade , finished building the middle of last century. Scattered population there are numerous hotels that have their own spring . Warm weather fosters Tequisquiapan sports and horseback riding under the beneficent shade of cypresses and junipers . The Stack park, located in an old mill , the battery still retains the sixteenth century in which water is stored. Besides the many shops around the square Tequisquiapan , and just steps find the craft market , where you can admire and purchase items showy fabrics rod and wicker made ​​locally . The sunset in Tequisquiapan Square is unforgettable.

The voices of the birds and the sound of the bells lead us to this simple , warm and hospitable in our province Mexico . Baskets and baskets of Tequisquiapan In markets and shops Tequisquiapan and surrounding towns you can admire a wide variety of baskets and baskets of all sizes and designs , made of tule, wicker , and especially " wand " jara ( shrub that grows along the water ) . We recommend you look at the market or craft stores Tequisquiapan carved marble and jicosita animals , there are rabbits , ducks , dogs, fish , etc, that will delight you and your children . . As chalcedony balls are beautiful.