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San Juan del Rio is situated in the State of Queretaro 168 km. from Mexico City via federal highway 57D in Mexico.

Trolley in San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico San Juan del Rio is the second most important city in the State of Queretaro and it is famous for its pleasant climate and its thermal waters. This quiet provincial city with strongly rooted habits, is an important industrial center today. Its main charm, however, is the kindness of its people. Its great service infrastructure consists of different hotels and restaurants, some of which are old Haciendas and big old houses which give a very special look to the place.

You shall not miss the City Tour by Trolley, a guided visit through the main sites, monuments, legends and most important issues of the city. There's no doubt that the tour in a Panoramic trolley will be a greater experience, traveling through the city in a lovely two story trolley.

In San Juan del Rio the most popular spas are Santa Monica, Venecia and Agua Rica.

Other important attractions in San Juan del Rio are:

  • The Historic Bridge made of rubblework built in 1847 over the San Juan River
  • The Parish (XVIII century) Built with pink quarry stone
  • The beautiful Colonial-Style Church of Santo Domingo
  • Museo de la Muerte in San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico The Museum of the Santa Veracruz or Museo de la Muerte. Priceless jewels, paintings and archaeological pieces of this region are exhibited
  • The Hacienda de la Llave. Situated in the outskirts of the town. It has a Neoclassic facade, towers and balustrades; according with the local legend, this Hacienda was one of the presents that Hernan Cortes gave to his girlfriend La Malinche

The artisans in San Juan del Rio make wicker and cane objects, jewelry and woolen goods.

The main celebrations in San Juan del Rio:

  • Feast of San Juan that takes place in June, with agricultural, industrial, handicraft and gastronomy exhibitions as well as popular festivals
  • National Holidays on September 15th and 16th




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