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Colon in Queretaro, Mexico Colon is located 37 miles away from Queretaro capital City. The climate is mild - dry, a mid annual temperature of 66° F. Colon is 2000 meters above sea level, was originally known as Tolimanejo that means the place where rubber is collected.

Colon was first inhabited by Chichimecas and Otomies indigenous cultures. Their main activities were the obsidian carvings to make arrows, knifes and other tools used for hunting. In 1550, the otomies, tarascos and mexicas helped the Spaniards to conquer the Chichimecas. Lately during the Colonial period, the people developed some agriculture, mine work and commerce.

Tourist attractions:

  • Mision de Santo Domingo de Soriano Colon has a majestic sample of the 17th century architecture. The Church was built between the years of 1690 and 1703, and founded by the friar Luis de Guzman, The mission is considered to be a silent witness of the culture from yesterday and today. Mision de Santo Domingo de Soriano in Colon, Queretaro, Mexico
  • Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Soriano Sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of the Sorrow, nearby the San Domingo church; the building dates from the 19th century
  • Los Pilones Cliff Surrounded by astounding vegetation, stones adopted various shapes because of the erosion. The shapes appear to be bumps or prominent peaks. It is located at the Ejido Patria Village 14 miles away from Colon. Los Pilones Cliff in Colon, Queretaro, Mexico
  • Pinal del Zamorano Located in Los Trigos community, this place has beautiful lodges and is surrounded by pines. This is an ideal place for those who love the nature and the great outdoors.
  • La Carambada's Cave Used to be a character around which many legend and stories were said. Nearby the community of El Gallo there is a cave named after La Carambada, because it was supposed to be her shelter. The cave is really big and appropriate equipment is required to explore it.

Festivities:

  • Municipality Fair Takes place in October second week. Fireworks, party ambience and much more can be enjoyed every year.
  • Soriano Festivities One week prior the Hole Week, the festivities to Honour our Lady of the Sorrow occur, lasting six days. Various cultural and social events take place during these days.

The Colon regional Cuisine among the typical dishes are the lamb cooked with maguey leafs, cactuses, maize dough with pork and enchiladas. Fruits covered with sugar such as pumpkin, apple, apricot and some others are also famous. Since the 16th century, the inhabitants of the area are well known because of the knitting goods made of wool and cambaya. Ponchos, carpets and Sarapes are typical.




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