Jalpan de Serra

"On the sand of the hill"


Jalpan de Serra, located to190 km of the Capital and 2460 ft above sea level, subtropical climate with the average temperature at 73°F. Jalpan Mission in Jalpan de Serra, Queretato, Mexico

Tourist attractions:

  • Jalpan Mission, Click Here!  This was the first Mission built by Fray Junipero Serra, and served as the model for the four other Missions he constructed, Its building dates from 1751-1758. It is considered one of the most stunning examples of baroque architecture in the new world.

  • Sierra Gorda Museum, Utensils and diverse pre Hispanic objects from the region are displayed in this museum, located on the main plaza.

  • Presa Jalpan,Click Here! Just a kilometer and half away from the city center, this dam has boat launches and campsites, so fishing, camping and boating can be enjoyed.

  • El Puente de Dios (God's Bridge) Click Here! This site affords a great view. A canal of the river that comes from Pinal de Amoles flows through a singular cavern surrounded by jungle-like vegetation

  •  Tancoyol Mission, The Mission, constructed from 1761 to 1767 under the direction of the Franciscan monk Juan Ramos de Lora, is the five Mission.
    The Mission is dedicated to
    Our Lady of the Light.

Festivities:Tancoyol Mission in Jalpan de Serra, Queretaro, Mexico

  • Anniversary of the Founding of Jalpan, This large farm and artisan fair is held in the last half of April and celebrates the city's founding. These fifteen days are filled with sporting and cultural events, storytelling, dances contests, singing, folk, dancing, rodeos, cockfights and the crowning of the fair's queen.

Salt dried beef dishes are popular this region of the Sierra Gorda. Trout and crawfish are specialties too. Hand stitched cloth, carved wood pieces, leather objects are hand made in this area.


Tourism Facilities

Queretaro State
| Amealco Municipality & City  |  Arroyo Seco Town  |  Cadereyta Municipality  |
 Colon Municipality  |  Corregidora Municipality  |   El Marques Municipality & Town  |
|  Ezequiel Montes Municipality |  Huimilpan Municipality & Town  |  Jalpan de Serra City  |
Landa de Matamoros Municipality  |  Peña de Bernal  |   Pedro Escobedo Municipality & Town  |
Peñamiller Municipality  |  Pinal de Amoles Municipality  |  San Joaquin Municipality & Town  |
 San Juan del Rio City  | Santa Maria de los Cocos Town  |  Santiago de Queretaro ۞ Capital City|
 Tequisquiapan Town  |  Toliman Town  |

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