Plaza de Armas, Queretaro City

Head to the heart of Queretaro's historic center at Plaza de Armas, a bustling town square. Surrounded by 18th century architecture, the square represents a good point from which to view the city's colonial manors and mansions. A photographer's eye will be drawn to the open aspect of the square, in contrast to the often cramped streets around the historic center. Choose from a number of atmospheric restaurants, bars, and cafes, which line the square and offer alfresco wining and dining. The square's central fountain is topped by a statue of Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, the nobleman and benefactor who funded so much of the city's development. Work out when and for how long to visit Plaza de Armas and other Queretaro City attractions using our handy Queretaro City road trip planner.
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  • On a Saturday night all the families are out in the city center so it was very busy at all the restaurants. This is a big pedestrian main square with colonial architecture. We saw a large group of...  more »
  • Good bars around, nice restaurants. There is always something happening on this plaza: concerts, dance demonstrations, local dances, ... Nice fountain in the middle and the trees are so beautiful...  more »

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