.Peñamiller is found along Highway 120,
San Juan del Rio - Xilitla in the Sierra Gorda
in the northeast part of the
state, 78 Miles from the city of Queretaro. The climates is dry with
occasional rain, and is 4462 ft above sea level.
The village of Santa Maria de
Peñamiller consisted of 37 families when it was founded on the 14th of
December, 1748. It was part of the
Toliman district until 1941, when it was
named a city by then governor Noradino Rubio.
San Miguel Palmas
This Temple was founded by
Dominican monks. Today it stands on the banks
of the river Xichu-Extoraz, surrounded by stately cactus up to 26 ft tall.
It is found 18 Miles from Peñamiller's town hall.
El Paraiso Canyon,
The memorable feature of this natural canyon is the
black marble walls. During some seasons, navigation and fishing is
possible on these waters passing trough the canyon from the Rio Extoraz.
Agua Fria Rocks,
Within a diameter of 1640 ft exist a series of monolithic rocks, each
to have perfectly cut lines and edges.
Pecan Hunt Contest,
Every year in September, the town sets out on a big nut
hunt. Villagers gather the biggest crop of mature pecans they can.
honor to Santa Maria de la Asuncion,
A big celebration takes place on the eve of the feast
day of Santa Maria de la Asuncion every August, with fireworks, cultural
events and a great artisan and food fair.
Local crafts include rustic
cloth bearing local designs, carved wood, leather goods, clay pots and
other household items. The Regional Cuisine Rainbow trout, abundant the Rio
Blanco community, is among the characteristic foods of Peñamiller as well as
pork and dried beef dishes.
Queretaro State •
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Arroyo Seco Town
Colon Municipality |
Corregidora Municipality |
Municipality & Town
Huimilpan Municipality &
Jalpan de Serra City
Landa de Matamoros
Peña de Bernal |
Municipality & Town
Peñamiller Municipality |
Pinal de Amoles Municipality
San Joaquin Municipality & Town
San Juan del Rio City | Santa Maria de los Cocos Town |
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