The Indians introduced many kinds of craft in this region : you
can find traditional work, weaving, hand-knitting, objects made
of cotton, lace, embroidery with bright dye threads, objects made
in wood, glass, clay, silver, gold, tinplate, steel and stone.
The stone of the quarries is used by the talented craftsmen and
sculptors to make statues, majestic fountains and architectural
ensembles. You can stop along the road in Huimilpan to watch the
work done and the objects for sale. San Juan del Río is
famous for the multicolor opals used by the local jewelers to
create beautiful jewels.
In Ezequiel Montes, Bernal ("pueblo
mágico") and Colón, the inhabitants excel
in weaving wool, sometimes with complicated designs, using traditional
wooden looms. Intriged public can watch the skilled weavers working
the wool with speed and skill. Most of the people in the city
of Cadereyta work on harnesses, bridles and saddles. You also
can find handmade ceramic and pottery with variable designs everywhere
in the region.
Traditional Holy Week with a silent procession in Querétaro.
In 2014, Easter is on April, 20th.
End of May- 26/27th of May (dates tba) - Fiesta de la Paella in Tequisquiapan
(Que), (paellas, cheese and local wine tasting, equestrian shows, bull fights,
Harvest Fair early August in Ezequiel Montes (first week of august - every year)
Traditional dances with the Concheros (September 12-15)
in Querétaro (go to the Tourist Office for the schedules
International Fair in Querétaro (from last week in November
to last week in December)
Traditional Christmas celebrations from December, 10th to January,
6th every year in Querétaro.
: Saturday Evening at 8 PM from Plaza de Armas in Querétaro.
Concerts : On Sunday evenings, from 7 PM in Zenea Garden and at
1PM in the kiosk of Plaza de Armas in Querétaro (information
at the Tourist Office).
of Independence Day
in Querétaro :
The whole country celebrates the famous call for Independence
sent by Father
Miguel Hidalgo in 1810. The celebration begins on September
15th at 11PM in the zócalo of every single town of
Mexico. The President opens the ceremony
from the balcony of the Palacio nacional, on the
zócalo in Mexico City
shouting the same Grito (cry) sent by father Hidalgo to
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