San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Sights

Plaza de la Independencia

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Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Also known as Plaza de Armas, this immaculate square is bordered by carefully restored colonial mansions and is especially lovely at night, when the central fountain is lighted. Built in 1842, the fountain is dedicated to the Marqués de la Villa del Villar, who constructed Querétaro's elegant aqueduct. The old stone aqueduct, with its 74 towering arches, stands at the town's east end. Patio tables under the portico in front of Mesón Santa Rosa Hotel are the perfect place for a respite from shopping and museum hopping.

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Bounded by Av. 5 de Mayo on the north, Av. Libertad Oriente on the south, Pasteur on the east, and Vergara Sur on the west, Queretaro, Querétaro, 76000, Mexico

Published 01/25/2016

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