Named as a magical town “Pueblo Magico” since 2012, Tequisquiapan (also known as Tequis), is famous for its proximity to the Cheese and Wine Route in Querétaro, as well as for its Cheese and Wine Fair that is held every May. Its cobbled alleys with colorful houses, its art galleries with objects carved in onyx and opal, boutiques with blanket garments, and little bars dedicated to the culture of wine make it the ideal place to walk with your partner or with family and friends.
In addition to the hospitality of its people, Tequisquiapan (which means “the place of water and tequesquite”) is distinguished by its tranquility, its blue sky, pure air, great weather throughout the year, narrow streets, wrought iron windows with bougainvillea, and colorful walls that transport you back to the Mexico of yesteryear.
Located just 40 minutes by car from the city of Querétaro and an hour and a half from Mexico City, this magical town is an excellent option to enjoy the weekend. But what to do in Tequisquiapan? Matian Hotel Boutique offers you a brief guide to places and points of interest that you should know on your next visit:
I Love Mexico Museum
Located one block from the main square, this particular museum presents a world made in miniature. The artisan Teresa Cisneros has invested more than 30 years of work in this place that presents more than 10 showcases with 500 characters in more than 175 models with traditional scenes from our country.
Parish of Santa María de la Asunción
Located in Plaza Miguel Hidalgo, this temple was erected in 1874, and construction was completed until the beginning of the 20th century. It stands out for its neoclassical pink stone façade. Its tower is decorated with symmetrical flowers and its interior can be visited and contemplated every day from 8:00 am.
Market and Handicraft Store
In the heart of Tequisquiapan you can appreciate the variety of crafts that are made in the communities of Querétaro, including embroidered fabrics, opal and quartz jewelry, wrought iron articles, clay, ceramics, leather and objects made of sauz stick and root. of sabino, as well as the famous hand-braided baskets. Open daily from 10:00 am.
La Pila Park
In 1567, the Spaniards who lived in Tequisquiapan took advantage of the great flow of water from the nearby springs to build this canal that supplied water to the Hacienda Grande. Today, full of lush trees, this public park can be visited as an attraction in the evenings and/or when it functions as a venue for various cultural events.
Mineral Water Spas
For many years, Tequisquiapan has been visited and known for its warm mineral waters that offer health and wellness benefits. These benefits have been adopted by renowned spas that offer specialized treatments based on this natural element.
Wine and Cheese Route
Coming to Querétaro and not taking this tour is like not having come. This route consists of visiting several wine houses and cheese farms in a single day or on a weekend to taste the different types of cheeses and wines that are produced in the region. Although there are companies that offer this tour, it can also be done on your own, since all places are easily accessible. In addition to all these activities, walking and contemplating the colonial-style architecture that still predominates in the main streets is something that should not be missing on your itinerary. If you want to know more about Tequisquiapan and the flagship events of our destination throughout the year, as well as the activities you can do in our magical town, please visit tequisquiapanpueblomagico.com.mx.