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Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 17-18th century
Date of Inscription: 1996
Location: North America, Mexico, Etat Querétaro, municipalité de Querétaro
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Description: The old colonial town of Querétaro is abnormally unique, as it has retained the Spanish conquerors’ geometric street plan alongside the weaving alleys of the Indian quarters. The town peacefully and collectively housed the Otomi, the Tarasco, the Chichimeca and the Spanish; this is revealed through the many ornate civil and religious Baroque monuments surviving from the site’s golden age (17th and 18th centuries). --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Santiago de Querétaro, commonly referred to as Querétaro, is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Querétaro. It is also the municipal seat of the surrounding Querétaro municipality. The city had a 2005 census population of 596,450, and the municipality had a population of 734,139. The municipality has an area of 759.9 km² (293.4 sq mi) and includes smaller outlying communities such as Santa Rosa Jáuregui. The city was founded in 1531. Its historic centre is a World Heritage Site. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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